The r/CannabisThailand community recently conducted a poll to gauge opinions on how long it will take for cannabis to be as socially accepted as alcohol. The poll closed with 180 votes, revealing:
- 72 believe it will happen in the next 5 years or less.
- 24 think it will take between 5 and 10 years.
- 37 feel it will take between 10 and 20 years.
- 25 are of the opinion that it will take more than 20 years.
- 22 voters are pessimistic, believing it will never happen.
The winds of change are blowing through the cannabis leaves, and the r/CannabisThailand community has cast their predictions on when the plant will step out of the shadows and into the social spotlight, clinking glasses with alcohol. A hopeful majority are betting their best buds on a swift transformation within half a decade. Others, perhaps a bit more jaded, or maybe just sober in thought, predict a longer cultivation period for widespread acceptance. And then there are the 22 naysayers, who might just prefer their cannabis with a side of rebellion, forever the counterculture crop.
In comparison to other regions, the timeline for social acceptance of cannabis varies as much as the strains themselves. For instance, in Canada and several U.S. states where legalization has taken root, cannabis is already joining the ranks of beer and wine as a social lubricant. No exact matching polls come to mind, but the sentiment mirrors discussions on forums like Reddit and cannabis news outlets like Marijuana Moment, where the social perception of cannabis is a hot topic.
The r/CannabisThailand poll results provide a snapshot of community expectations on the timeline for cannabis to be as socially accepted as alcohol. Comparing these results with those from regions with more mature cannabis markets can offer insights into how legalization, market development, and cultural factors influence consumer behavior and societal norms.