Many on Reddit’s “trees” forums have suggested forgoing the day long smoke out in reverence to the horrors of this week. Cancellation of the events is a singular bright spot in a week filled with terrorism and suffering.
Marijuana fanatics, much like short wave radio enthusiasts, planned to meet in different cities to smoke dope and escape all the care and woes of living in a modern world. Instead these pottery groups will be speculating on America’s political divide, the end time prophecies and the abject horror on our doorstep.
The economic impact of the cancelation will be felt for several weeks, possibly extending into the summer. Drug testing facilities that usually see 43% of annual processing income from the 421 Surprise Drug Test Day will need to make up the loss in other ways.
Snack food manufacturers will be saddled with excess inventories in both North America and Mexico. Bimbo snack foods, Mexican makers of the banana flip could see a significant market bite due to the decision. The number of drug cartel deaths should decrease due to lower marijuana sales in the US.
It isn’t often the apathetic and sometimes selfish counterculture can be praised for well reasoned decisions, but in the case of cancelling 420 and focusing on solutions to an increasingly crazy world, one must say “well done”.
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