by Petar Petrov, Staff Writer for Terpenes and Testing Magazine
There’s a widespread opinion that the forbidden fruit is always sweeter, and surely, cannabis may have seemed way “cooler” when it had a certain sense of danger to it, before legalization was even a distant possibility in our minds.
But the truly cool thing about cannabis is that it was always something more than just a hip, edgy gimmick, at least to those who feel a true connection to it.
This is why cannabis legalization was and still is a contentious subject, with some fearing that cannabis use disorder becomes imminent once the flower is readily available, while others believe legalization strips the flower from its criminal enigma and prevents people, especially adolescents, from glorifying it to unhealthy extents.
Whoever is right, one thing is for sure – when it comes to cannabis use disorder, as well as drug dependency altogether, the actual flower is usually just a means rather than the actual reason.
In short, the stats say that legalizing and/or decriminalizing cannabis breeds a healthier attitude toward the flower. But there might be more to it than a mere legal status.