I think it's safe to say that alcohol just isn't as cool as marijuana. Alcohol is normalized and accepted into society. It's sold in mass produced bottles, there's only a few major brands per type of alcohol (as far as a college kid like myself is concerned). It's not like the average guy is brewing his own tequila. And I don't think most people develop good relationships with their local liquor store. Let's contrast this with weed. Weed isn't accepted into society, at least not officially. Because of its "underground" and illegal properties it's a bit of an adventure to go out and buy some. People do in fact grow their own weed that they're really proud of. There are thousands of different kinds of weed, and then there's the thousands more kinds that aren't actually new kinds but are other kinds that are just renamed. Weed is a bit magical. Which was why
this article interested me.
Very simply, the author's talking about what's going to happen to the state of getting high if weed gets legalized. Weed is going to be put under the same economic logic as any business. So prepare for weed pills labeled with precise dose counts of THC. They'll put a number on how much of a head high you'll get. They're going to take all of the magical properties of weed and make them a matter of science. You'll probably even smoke weed that's been genetically modified and patented, so that when you come across a seed you'll be slapped with a lawsuit if you try to plant it for yourself. Not to say that we shouldn't legalize weed. But as we bring marijuana into the light it's important to ask what type of world we're going to bring it in to.