Flights of fancy – pt. 2

by Responsible Choice · 2 comments

In a world where cannabis was legal, how would things be different?


Let’s indulge our imaginations further.

 

It’s Thursday night. You’ve been at high school all day and are spending the remaining part of the evening listening to the nationwide top 40 program.

“Yes, I love this song!” you say as you move away from your homework and turn the radio up.

“Coming in again in the top 10 this week is Kerry Patty with her latest hit ‘This Friday Night'” drones the host, and you wait in anticipation to hear the catchy intro hook, then begin to sing along.


I  just woke up in my bed

Baked last night, my eyes were red

Just chillin with my crew

Jokin we played the fool

Room smells like we blazed a half

I feel like I’ve had a bath

Peeps were cackling, there to cruise

There’s some sticky left to use


Pictures of last night

Of the bright skyline

Were cool

A spell

It’s a mellow tribe

And we all had happy vibes


This Friday night

Yeah we talked about our lives

And we hit our token five

Then we blissed and felt alive

This Friday night

Yeah we saved a fricken stack

Chillin, maxin out the back

Minds went off the beaten track

This Friday night

Watched stars streaking through the dark

As we waltzed on through the park

The illusion was so stark

This Friday night

No complaints from peeps at all

Yeah we had a fucking ball-all-ahwaall

This Friday night

We were one again

This Friday night

We were one again


Said g’day to all the cops

Rushin to the drinkin spots

No-one bothered with their car

We all flew upon a star

Comfy in my hemp-est threads

Mates broke out their ganja dreads

Vaped some sticky chronic nuggs

Giggling times with all my buds


Pictures of last night

Of the bright skyline

Were cool

A spell

It’s a mellow tribe

And we all had happy vibes

Man


This Friday night

Yeah we talked about our lives

And we hit our token five

Then we blissed and felt alive

This Friday night

Yeah we saved a fricken stack

Chillin, maxin out the back

Minds went off the beaten track

This Friday night

Watched stars streaking through the dark

As we waltzed on through the park

The illusion was so stark

This Friday night

No complaints from peeps at all

Yeah we had a fucking ball-all-ahwaall

This Friday night

We were one again

This Friday night

We were one again


T.G.F.P.

T.G.F.P.

T.G.F.P.

 

This Friday night

Yeah we talked about our lives

And we hit our token five

Then we blissed and felt alive

This Friday night

Yeah we saved a fricken stack

Chillin, maxin out the back

Minds went off the beaten track

This Friday night

Watched stars streaking through the dark

As we waltzed on through the park

The illusion was so stark

This Friday night

No complaints from peeps at all

Yeah we had a fucking ball-all-ahwaall

This Friday night

We were one again

This Friday night

We were one again

 

“Turn that racket down!” screams your mum as she bangs on your door. You quickly jump up and turn it down, a fraction. She bangs again and you yell

“I just turned it down!”, then get back to your homework, with a happy smile on your face as you ponder what it will be like the first time you are allowed to blaze up with your parents, family and friends. “Well”, you think to yourself “if it’s anything like that song I’ll be stoked!”

 

Well, there you have it. Is that so far-fetched? Instead of popular music that indoctrinates our youth into the supposed “highlights” of getting drunk we may have the cannabis counterpart in the top 10, being sung by children instead. That’s got to be better, right?

Or not. You tell me.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Steven Campbell August 29, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Don’t let the kids blaze up too young. The young people showing up to school already enlightened don’t participate in the activities suitable to their ages. After school, I am not about to tell anyone how to raise their kids. A little medicine would help some and be detrimental to others. Parents, not polliticains should decide.

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Responsible Choice August 30, 2011 at 6:28 am

Thanks for your comment Steve!

I totally agree with keeping cannabis, along with all recreational drugs, out of the hands of children until they are of an age where they can make a responsible choice. I think it is problematic for any school aged child to be attending any educational setting whilst under the influence of recreational drugs without any medical need for it.

To this end regulation of cannabis would be beneficial, in that ID/proof of age requirements and tight licencing of retailers, with hard to obtain licenses that are easy to lose, would make it more difficult to get than is currently the case where, under prohibition, cannabis and most other illicit drugs are easier for youth to access than pizza.

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