After watching all 8 seasons of Weeds for the 100th time, I noticed that what the show proposes in the finale is true: marijuana is tobacco companies’ final frontier. In a world filled with cigarettes, weed cigarettes have a certain future.
If you haven’t seen the show here’s the spoiler: weed becomes legalized and tobacco companies create marijuana cigarettes, creating the next economic industry boom and letting stoners everywhere live happily ever after.
Today’s world is getting much closer to this reality than we ever thought possible.
In an article on USA Today, questions of big tobacco companies and their intention for the future are raised. Is marijuana going to be taken by big corporate giants and stolen from the small, entrepreneurial and friendly small business that grows your weed?
The corporatization of marijuana is as frightening as it is unavoidable. In a world filled with questionable ingredients, marijuana is one of the last pure pleasures. Do we really want to buy our weed, laden with pesticides, at our local Walmart?
What do you think?
-The Queen of Clovers
Photo: Square Gato