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Old 12-05-2022, 03:54 PM
 
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Old 12-05-2022, 06:27 PM
 
Location: B.C., Canada
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How about now?
Still no notable differences in public behaviour from the way things always were before it was legalized. However, I've noticed that a few more people who prefer to grow their own plants instead of purchasing from stores have become more comfortable about growing openly. It's not uncommon now to look into people's yards in passing and see one or two big plants visible growing in full sun in their fenced gardens or in containers placed on porches, balconies or back patios. Containers are preferable because it's easier to move them around.

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Old 12-05-2022, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I did notice a lot more cannabis shops opened since pot was legalized in Canada. Saint John, NB had many. Looking at Google Streetview, Cornwall ON, a city I might stop by later next year, is full of them too. It seems these businesses are sprouting in depressed or declining cities, probably because of the high vacancy, cheaper rents, and increased demand for their products in those cities. Ditto here in the US.
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Old 12-06-2022, 09:12 AM
 
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I fear that a lot of otherwise-employable young people are going to waste the prime of their lives (and a lot of money) getting stoned.
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Old 12-06-2022, 11:13 AM
 
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I fear that a lot of otherwise-employable young people are going to waste the prime of their lives (and a lot of money) getting stoned.
It may be of valid concern but, wouldn't it follow that if a personality deficit lends itself to easy distraction and lack of ambition; that condition would manifest itself in any number of other ways as well, other than singularly through the use of marijuana?
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Old 12-06-2022, 01:23 PM
 
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I fear that a lot of otherwise-employable young people are going to waste the prime of their lives (and a lot of money) getting stoned.
Suesbal, if those consequences of marijuana use were going to happen in Canada they would have manifested and become very evident in a lot of people already during at least the past 100 years. This isn't Canada's first rodeo and marijuana use in Canada isn't some novel new 21st century fad for Canadians, or for Americans for that matter. It's been introduced, grown and in use throughout the whole western hemisphere for the past 600 years, since European explorers and mariners brought it with them as medicine when they discovered the new world, before even the European colonists brought it with them for medicine and for other practical utilitarian purposes.

What did you think people in both Canada and USA used as alternative highs if they wanted it during the prohibition times and depression times and through the first and second world wars, the Korean and Viet Nam wars, the Cold War, the whole Boomer Hippy era of the 1960's, 70's and onwards through the turn of the 21st century all the way up to today in the 2020's?

Canada has been much more laid back about the presence of marijuana and its uses than America has and the industriousness of the nation and its young people during the past several generations hasn't suffered from it.

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Old 12-06-2022, 06:09 PM
 
Location: B.C., Canada
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Suesbal, you should read the history: https://www.history.com/topics/crime...ed%20as%20food

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Old 12-07-2022, 02:26 PM
 
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Suesbal, if those consequences of marijuana use were going to happen in Canada they would have manifested and become very evident in a lot of people already during at least the past 100 years. This isn't Canada's first rodeo and marijuana use in Canada isn't some novel new 21st century fad for Canadians, or for Americans for that matter. It's been introduced, grown and in use throughout the whole western hemisphere for the past 600 years, since European explorers and mariners brought it with them as medicine when they discovered the new world, before even the European colonists brought it with them for medicine and for other practical utilitarian purposes.

What did you think people in both Canada and USA used as alternative highs if they wanted it during the prohibition times and depression times and through the first and second world wars, the Korean and Viet Nam wars, the Cold War, the whole Boomer Hippy era of the 1960's, 70's and onwards through the turn of the 21st century all the way up to today in the 2020's?

Canada has been much more laid back about the presence of marijuana and its uses than America has and the industriousness of the nation and its young people during the past several generations hasn't suffered from it.

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It's been my observation, that those who used marijuana before it was legal, are the same ones using it now.

Legalization hasn't seemed to change much in that regard.
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