Cannabis Activists Didn't Fight To Legalize Weed For Cannabumps To Be A Thing

by Rudy Sanchez on 04/30/2021 | 2 Minute Read

Most of us have that stoner in our life that can (and inevitably) will argue how cannabis is in no way the same as other “drugs” like heroin and MDMA. Arguments range from “it’s just a plant, man” to the fact that overdosing on cannabis is practically impossible, and it's nowhere near as addictive as hard drugs or alcohol. Cannabis use also doesn’t lead to more violence or crime, unless destroying a dozen Krispie Kreme doughnuts in one sitting is some sort of legal offense.

A large part of the effort to legalize cannabis was creating a distinct difference between marijuana and other, more serious substances. Advocates for the decriminalization of marijuana spent decades finally convincing the public that cannabis is a relatively benign substance that adults can consume responsibly.

And then some people just have to mess up a good thing.

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THC Living, an extension of brand CBD Living, has a range of infused beverages, nothing new for the legal cannabis industry. THC Living’s “Cannabumps,” however, undoes a lot of the progress made in destigmatizing cannabis and its decoupling from harsher substances.

Cannabumps is a white powder infused with THC that comes packaged with a small spoon and a card used to break up the powder. THC is absorbed into the bloodstream much like sublingual THC products or THC inhalers, though probably not as efficiently. Though never making a direct connection to cocaine, it doesn’t take Pablo Escobar to see the obvious comparison to booger sugar. The only way to make Cannabumps more like cocaine is to do rails of the stuff in a bar bathroom and then bore people with your terrible start-up ideas.

Designing a cannabis product that emulates cocaine is irresponsible and disrespectful to those that fought to remove the stigma of hard drugs from marijuana, some of whom spent time in jail and prison due to their work in legalizing it. It also recasts cannabis consumers as drug fiends and addicts prone to crime. It’s wrong and unrepresentative of the legal, recreational cannabis space.

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