In a simpler age, the plant was sacred, having significance in rites. Thankfully it is contraband now because people only know how to use it to escape their own selves for a while, adrift like flotsam in modern life.
Is it contraband because "people only know how to use it to escape their own selves for a while," or is this, ahem, "fact" somehow unrelated to its legality?
Anyway, I would argue that religious rites are, for the most part, are designed to produce the feeling of control over and communion with a greater reality. However, there is no such thing as a "greater reality," there is only "reality," and any attempt to reach the sacred, that which is beyond the world, is merely a sign of one's incapacity to understand that the world is all-encompassing. Thus, we have the stoner-priest. Stay free
weed, which generally involves me and some friends laughing at stoner comics, trying to play video games, and listening to Basshunter as if it's God Incarnate in Music.
oh man, I wish I could say I have no idea what you're talking about, but yeah having stoner friends gets real old, like, within a week