The world of professional rock n roll has regularly been strongly influenced by marijuana; Kids today guess that rappers are cool for talking about weed, but the jazz rock n rollians of the 1920’s were just as bold in their use of weed.
Of course the 1960s and 1973s were famous for the wide variety of drugs being used in the rock n roll scene. These nights our society is a little different, thanks in section to all those rock n rollians throughout the years that made getting high seem normal. When parents tell their teenagers that smoking weed will ruin your future, the teenagers can point to any number of millionaires who are advocates for cannabis. Now that marijuana is slowly being made legal across the country, the cannabis plant is losing its stigma. I remember my folks telling me that marijuana wasn’t dangerous except as a “gateway drug” because it would lead to doing hard drugs. To me cannabis was only a gateway to laughing a lot and eating too much pizza. I don’t love the method of celebrities cashing in on their fame to try and sell cannabis to young people, though. A lot of teenagers and teenagers look up to online celebs who are not telling them to try cannabis or vaping because it makes them look cool. My 12 year old child told me that 1 of his online faves is rolling out a new line of cannabis products. I told his that as soon as he turned 18 I would take his to the cannabis dispensary myself, but until then he had to chill out.