The integration of cannabis into the society will have far-reaching impacts - not as a result of people consuming it, but as a result of people understanding it. The emerging legitimate cannabis market and industry impacts the society, the culture, and the economy. As a writer, lobbyist, and policy wonk, Kate Cholewa offers a broad perspective for those both inside and outside the movement and industry.
The buzz beyond the buzz
Kate Cholewa worked as a lobbyist and policy wonk for twenty years. She tried to get out. The medical cannabis issue drew her back in. Unveiling the myths around cannabis appear to reveal other cultural lies that are coming undone. Or perhaps it’s the collapse of the other cultural myths that lead to the collapse of the cannabis myths. Either way, the cannabis debate is a lens through which to examine our times, the current cultural and economic instability, and consider how we might re-orient and generate some much needed new ideas.
A thanks to Heidi Handford for use of her flag and leaves photo.