On April 20th every year, as far back as people can remember - which in most cases was probably only last week - cannabis smokers enthusiasts have celebrated International 'Weed Day'. And by celebrating, we mean most probably going to a large park and getting inhumanly stoned with a bunch of other like-minded people, while avoiding arrest.
THTC Clothing was founded on the premise of advocating the deregulation of Industrial Hemp, but we are also very loud advocates for the deregulation and decriminalisation of medical and recreational cannabis. Rather than go through the tired old arguments of alcohol vs. weed, how much better off we would be with legalised and properly taxed substances, we'd like to ask why people decide to take drugs in the first place.
Life's tough. School sucks. Work is a pain. Getting up in the morning is just 'meh'. That's four reasons enough to want to do drugs. The problem is, we have to keep coming back to these problems after we're done being high.
So let me put this to you - the shape of society is currently wrong. We're fighting for the wrong things. Drugs are 'illegal' because they stop us producing - to once again quote Bill Hicks:
“They lie about marijuana. Tell you pot-smoking makes you unmotivated. Lie! When you're high, you can do everything you normally do just as well — you just realize that it's not worth the fucking effort. There is a difference.”
Washington, Colorado and California proved that things can change. But of course, with freedom comes responsibility. Western society already has a problem with alcohol abuse - what stops an entire generation being paralysed by cannabis-related abuse? It's a circular argument - craft a society that doesn't make the people in it want to completely nullify their senses with drugs (whether legal or not).
Can stoners change society? Of course they bloody can. How do they do it? Don't ask us, we're just a t-shirt company. But you might want to read a few books by Comte and Emile Zola to get you started. That is, if you feel like changing the world today.
By the way, we'll have an offer on all day on 4/20: