But the truth is always better and more benign than straining to see a false world through rose tinted glasses that just perpetuates stagnancy through escapism because you chose to believe your expected hype over the reality.
"Legalization" was ALWAYS going to go badly because it implicitly suggests government control and a step up for cannabis as a resource to be gentrified and sold back to the masses in a watered down form, its what happens to everything else.
Bad philosophy, you do not want governments to be in control of your drugs because that is a control over what we choose to put in our bodies that effects our neurochemistry.
I dont think church or state should even have a say on abortion or drug use or lots of other things, these are inalienable rights that you ate born with and you take for yourself regardless of what any man or woman says, its your body after all, no one can order you not to throw yourself off a cliff so what's the point in ordering you what drugs you can take, when, where and how..
There's only one kind of power on the planet; people power.. Fuck them I say, we have our own tribe of common sense salt of the earth humane beings and we don't need a weak faux democracy granting us its state "privileges" like good little roman citizens especially when they want you to agree to putting a loaded barrel up to your head to keep it..
Ever feel like a dog balancing a biscuit on your nose just to get your small harmless enjoyment out of life? That's the government sucking freedom out of our lives like critical thought in a room with Trump in it.