The Stigma Attached to Marijuana

The Stigma Attached to Marijuana There is a stigma attached to marijuana.  I know this is true because i feel it.  My husband thinks its hysterical that I have an interest in marijuana.  I feel the stigma attached to marijuana even though my interest is not so much in the weed itself, but in: business; economic development in NY; jobs in NY; criminal justice reform as it relates to the racial injustice perpetrated by prohibition. The weed itself is not my cup of tea right now but my husband still thinks it’s funny.  He wishes I would get another interest. There was a really awesome piece in the Poughkeepsie Journal News last month.   It made a strong impression on me even though it is a letter from a politician and I have little use for politicians generally.  In this letter from the local politician to the person at the newspaper “who decided what words to use where.” He tells them to stop using the term “recreational “ as it applies to marijuana legalization. “Decriminalized, legalized, regulated, state sanctioned marijuana distribution, use and possession is not about encouraging or even a benign acceptance of a “recreational” use of the substance.…