Swm was at a gig last night and was speaking with a mate of his when the guitarist/vocalist handed him a joint, Siwm just looks at him, looks at the joint (which at this point he thought to be a rolly) and took it, as soon as he felt the roach his eyes lit up and he thanked the man furiously. This was his first smoke in ages and it was amazing. This reminded Swim of two other times he was given grass by random strangers. In the same pub while I was hitting on a girl, he was handed a joint, which, again, he thought was rolloy and almost placed it in the ash tray before he felt the roach. Third was at a gig when a guy handed him a lump of pollen, which as it turns out, really blew Swim's mind. SO, anyway, I thought about these occasions and came to a conclusion. Why cannabis is illegal! Becuase we live in a consumer capatilist society, we are told to buy our own things, and that to borrow is to be poor. In his novel "Brave New World" Huxley wrote "Ending is better then mending." Why repair something when you can buy a new one? So, back to the issues. Cannabis users tend to be (in my experience) psuedo-bohemians who have enough money to just get buy. Yet they share. They help one another in the true sense of community. The oldest know cannabis users "the dream weavers" as Terrence McKenna calls them in "Food of the Gods", (expect a review soon) were, in my opinion, the original, pure communists, that is they shared, each took care of the other and there was no ego. Cannabis, I believe, was responsible. So, in todays society which has become a game where the goal is to die with the most things, cannabis seems to be the key to this other world, a retreat in time to our Archaic lifestyles.