So the big talk around these parts today is that Canada legalized marijuana.
I have a lot of thoughts about it.... I think, but most of them I'll keep to myself. It's still not an easy topic, or one I really know what to do with.
I will say that the weeks leading up to this have been surprisingly emotional for me. I got a couple of mail-outs from the Government letting me know... whatever it is they think I should know and I cried. It was unexpected, but there was just this thought that never in my lifetime did I think it would be anything less than criminal. And that it's kind of a big deal.
Which it is... but not really for most people I know.
I mean, I sat and thought about it last night. Who in my life will have their life drastically changed by this? And I can't really think of anyone. Sure, I might have some friends who don't really smoke it because they didn't know where to get it (read: back alley behind the arcade, like I think my parents used to think was the only way one could acquire it... the horrors!) and now they might, like picking up some wine, pick up a bit. Except, we're not really sure yet where that might be. Or, at least I'm not because again... not really paying too much attention to the details.
But the comparison I just made above to picking some up like picking up some wine isn't quite accurate. Because it's not alcohol. Not that I'm that big of a fan of alcohol either but...
I think also the fact that medical marijuana has been legal for a while and then this last year or so since the full (recreational) legalization was announced it's just sort of not as huge a deal. At least not here. Probably still is in some places/cities/provinces. But here, in BC? I feel like there is generally a sense of "what will it actually look like? could it be bad?" combined with "oh, it wasn't already ok?" I dunno... y'all.... it's weird.
Anyway... as you see, I don't really know what all I think. And I'm not sure how, or if, it will impact my life. Except for probably the media talking about it non stop for a while.
But yeah, there you go. Something that all my life has been illegal and "bad" no longer is.
It's kind of a weird feeling.
Yay I guess?