Prague’s pot scene
If you are a local in Prague you know this is a weed friendly city. Walk down the streets and you can smell it. Why the Czechs are into pot has to do with their recent history. Since the Second World War, Russian criminology was exported here. After half a century of knowing your government is bullshitting you, you develop a strong dislike of authority. The new democratic republic is one of the most liberal leaning countries in Europe, if not the whole western world. You do your thing and let me do mine. The liberal attitude the majority here take extends to marijuana. The first pot case I remember reading about in the local news reported an old woman having her weed plants ripped up by the cops and she was brought to court. At that trial the judge immediately sided with the woman. She was making creams from the weed and using it on herself. The judge ordered the police to pay damages.
You got to love that attitude. Smoking pot is a post communist statement on personal freedom. The scientific evidence is lacking when the charge of pot being dangerous is made. In fact I have heard of pot being grown by normal middle class people for many different illnesses. A friend’s mother drives the pot that her uncle grows for another member of the family who has Parkinson’s disease. The propaganda about pot didn’t get believed over here. Pot is seen as not much different to alcohol.
Great for us, and now with a little more choice than whatever pot you are given, this place is fast turning into heaven!