Envy and greed are far too common in our species. As is the willingness to step on another's hand or head in order to get a better view.
Caine and Abel, if they existed, are one example of how many humans function.
Then there's the power of social acceptance. Being an outcast or outlaw, for some, taxes them too much internally/spiritually. Seeking forgiveness or acceptance from the Almighty Papa. They strive to belong, to be seen as normal. An outlaw isn't often regarded by mainstream society as normal, so there's a cost there for those who have difficulty walking their own road of conscience.
I lived as legalizer, activist, and outlaw for a LONG time. An activist in other issues not related to cannabis, as well. I feel apologetic to no one for those choices, other than for the stress those days brought to my family, for fear of the doors imploding, or some of my children's friends not being permitted by their parents to play at our home.
I sincerely tried to live those days by conscience, and still do..
Reading a few years back about new licensees in the canna markets attending arraignments in the Mat-Su Valley (-well- before they were even properly set up to grow or retail) for indictments levied upon a couple of delivery services up here who operated in the gray after legalization (ACDC and Discrete Deliveries), and seeing the 'new' members to the legal canna community applauding the prosecutions of these two companies, said most of what I needed to see to affirm my beliefs re. the propensities of our species stated above, and voiced or written by others here..
When systems and governments are as questionable or scummy as they are now, I'm not bothered badly by being perceived by some as an outcast and outlaw.