Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Signs of the high times

The very fact that this story explaining how marijuana is going mainstream appeared in the LA Times is itself a sign of going mainstream. But it's fascinating to be reminded that Cheech and Chong are back (yes, I knew that)and to find out that Barney's New York is selling $78 "hashish" candles with a leaf in bas relief as a remembrance of Woodstock, while French designer Lucien Pellat-Finet has a pot-leaf-emblazoned watch for $49,000.

When marijuana is legal -- I'm about ready to start peddling my book outline -- it will be amazingly cheap, although certain strains will no doubt still be high-end. It will be interesting to see how much of a market there is for high-end items when the forbiddenfruit allure is gone. I suspect it will still be popular for a long time to come.


Anonymous said...

I suspect future generations will look back and shake their heads in disbelief that it was ever illegal or seen as criminal activity to smoke pot.

Alan Bock said...

I suspect you're right. I sure hope so.