Here’s What it Will Take for the Marlboro of Marijuana to Emerge

In this Sept. 14, 2014 photo, a worker inspects the crystalline resin powder "extracted hash" by fire in his hand in the Village of Bni Ahmed in the Ketama Abdelghaya valley, northern Morocco. There are an estimated 80,000 families in the rugged northern Rif mountains of Morocco who make their living from growing marijuana, according to U.N. estimates and their efforts have made Morocco the main hashish supplier for Europe and the world.(AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
An employee weighs portions of retail marijuana to be packaged and sold at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, Dec. 31, 2013. (Brennan Linsley/AP Photo)
An employee weighs portions of retail marijuana to be packaged and sold at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, Dec. 31, 2013. (Brennan Linsley/AP Photo)

The Economist, via BUSINESS INSIDER

 

(Business Insider)—”FRESH and fruity, right?” says a bright-eyed young man behind the counter, wafting an open jar of something called “AK-47” under Schumpeter’s nose. “Whereas with this one,”—unscrewing another jar, fanning the scent up to his nostrils and closing his eyes in concentration—”I’m getting notes of dill.”

Drug dealers aren’t what they used to be.

In Colorado, which in January became the first place in the world fully to legalize cannabis, buying a joint feels more like visiting a trendy craft-brewery than a drug den. Dispensaries along Denver’s “green mile” are packed with young, bearded men earnestly discussing the merits of strains with names like “Bio-Jesus” and “Death Star.” Some varieties claim to be inspirational, while others say they promote relaxation, or “couch-lock,” as the tokers call it.

READ MORE

###

 

 

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.