Isn’t the entire premise of modern economy resting on the power of a human being’s mind to conceptualize and produce materials, machines and software which add value and expand the reach of mankind intellectually, spurring us on to greater heights and bringing us ever closer in answering the fundamental questions bothering humans since the dawn of the thinking age?
The concepts of free trade and capitalism rest on the premise that a man/woman, through the sheer power of his/her mind in his/her chosen specialisation, by the use of natural resources, through the common medium of money, generate value for other equally great minds to buy that value, through their respective specialisations.
In this way, each person’s efforts of creation are on sale, so that the creator now can buy another person’s creation to satisfy needs and wants.
If the marijuana economy is allowed to flourish, wouldn’t it disrupt the healthcare and consumer market, since the science of cannabis is based on the human endocannabinoid system? Not only can cannabinoids extracted from cannabis supplement the world’s existing healthcare system in the form of effective medicine for a host of diseases, but also act as an additive for health and wellness focused consumer products in a host of foods and beverages. If we also consider cannabis’ potential to be used for making clothes and construction materials, it is prudent to say that building a media brand to talk about cannabis in the land of its birthplace is the least I can do.