A few weeks before cannabis was legalised in California I walked through the streets of San Francisco, passing cafes and designer fashion stores and restaurants, and watched buses roll by covered in shiny advertisements for the city’s latest and greatest legal industry: weed. There is a broken feeling that ricochets through your brain when you see something you have been conditioned to believe is not possible. Like a squirrel on waterskis or a man free-climbing a cliff face , the reality of legal cannabis – not just available but advertised on billboards – is not normal. We don’t expect it to be, because for so long it was not. In jurisdictions where dispensaries open nine to five and doctors write scripts for weed as they would any other drug, there are clashing sides to the success of legalising. For every finger pointed at huge profit and tax dollars, another […]