“There’s obvious and seemingly very good security. You have to sign in. You have to show identification. You have to sit in the reception area until someone is there to escort you in the store itself. Inside the store there are separate areas for different kinds of products. Everything was behind locked counters.”
All over a plant that’s scientifically safe (based upon the fact that no experimental science proves any harm in moderate cannabis use), while yours truly can walk into a liquor store and conveniently stock up on whatever basically poisonous liquids I need to kill brain cells and (inclusively seriously) increase my stupidity risk.
The demonstrable fact is our “public servants” have been literally horribly wrong about cannabis, and they ruined countless non-rights-infringing lives for several decades in the name of that selfishly oligarchically applied horror.
And yet, even in the (at least arguably) best of current legalized implementations, such “servants” continue to treat cannabis users as second class citizens in need of inconvenient “regulations” to ensure retarded access to the wonderful universe of opportunities provided by this genuinely amazing plant upon proper use.
There is no reason why any mature someone should not be able to similarly conveniently go into a cannabis store, see varying sizes of bud jars (and other properly packaged products) for hundreds of well-established growers, and make their purchase.
This outrageous pretending that our government has not been horribly wrong, that the dominating public is misguided towards cannabis legality, and unbearably severe caution is necessary via more government-sanctioned mass-rights-infringement, is all unacceptable by any exercise of intelligence and civility.
Will intelligence and civility ever reign of, for, and by our species?
I certainly hope so, but sadly have no reason to believe so.