By Johnny Green at theweedblog.com
The fact of the matter is, yes, there are a lot of people making a lot of money in the marijuana industry, and I’m sure that there will be people in the future that crush it as well. But people need to remember that for every successful marijuana industry story out there, there’s countless stories of people that have fought for cannabis reform for many decades and/or have been wrongfully harmed by marijuana prohibition. The marijuana industry is built on the backs of all of those people, many of which who will never experience the benefits of the emerging cannabis industry because they are either gone now, or incarcerated, or have lived with the ‘marijuana scarlet letter’ for so long that their lives have been ruined beyond repair.
The cannabis industry is possible, and people are lining their pockets, as a direct result of the hard work and sacrifices of longtime drug war activists and victims. People have literally died during the struggle to make purchasing a recreational pre-roll marijuana joint legal and possible. Consumers get so caught up wondering which strain of flower they should pick when they are at the dispensary, or what type of medible fits their mood at the time, that they forget how not that long ago the only way to purchase marijuana was in the shadows. In many more states than not, marijuana is still very much illegal for recreational purposes, and/ or illegal even for most medical purposes.
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