Analysis > Sri Lanka’s woes with cannabis legalisation
  • Louise

    This is a great article. It is very inspiring to see the taboo topic of cannabis in Sri Lanka being talked about.
    The article is very all-encompassing however it neglects to mention the harm done by prohibition. First of all, prohibition rarely ever made anyone quit so it’s violent and useless. Where as decriminalisation/legalisation would do away with the dark activities that preside in the marijuana underworld. First of all, locally grown ganja is never done right 👎. It’s all stems, seeds and leaf with no high so it’s useless… and it stinks. Secondly there is a terrible product known as kG. Which is extremely unhealthy and offers only a dark, negative high. It’s sprayed with paraquate or Raid, is black in colour and is highly toxic. It is said that this product comes out of India. Because of prohibition, this product is out there maiming people and making them sick.
    The hash on the market is mostly cut with shoe polish and whatever other oily nonsense these thugs use to cut the real deal. Infact this is happening so often that it’s embarrassing.
    There is so much I can say about Sri Lanka’s cannabis prohibition but it would take too long. Such as the fact that people pay more than 4x as much per gram than Canada, Us, Thailand, even Vietnam where it is not even yet legalised.
    Lastly, if cannabis were to be legalised, it would be a massive draw card for tourism. Tourists who consume it find themselves in a state of cold turkey when they arrive in Sri Lanka, waiting days on end for a dealer, getting ripped off (most common) and no means to a safe smokers haven. So the law needs to change. Within five years hopefully.

  • Sadhu Man

    It’s a plant, figure it out. This isn’t that difficult.

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