The former first lady of Iceland says "Legalize the grass"
On instagram, the former First Lady of Iceland, Dorrit Moussaieff, expressed her opinion on the subject: cannabis must be legalized.
Two photographs of what is believed to be Dorrit's private Instagram account show two cannabis plants: one contains the hashtag #LegaliseCannabis, the other #Legaliseweed.
A short historical reminder, the Icelandic government first banned cannabis 14 October 1969, then ratified it in 1974. Despite its illegality, Iceland has one of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world, with about 18,3% of the adult population using it for recreational purposes, as reported last year. on drugs. In February 2018, the RUV state radio claimed that the profits associated with the growth and production of cannabis in Reykjaví (the capital of Iceland) alone outstripped the number of imports abroad.
Meanwhile, Iceland remains one of the safest and most peaceful countries on the planet. Iceland has a certain reputation for banning, banning beer until 1989 because
at the time, this drink was not "patriotic" ...
Of course, given the health risks and behaviors associated with alcohol and cannabis users, many do not hesitate to point out the hypocrisy that a substance - most of it less risky - is still banned.
Many people responsible for domestic cannabis supply in Iceland consider it to be a human rights campaign, where civil disobedience is simply a necessary part of changing the law.
Dorrit is married to the former president, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, and has built up over the years a reputation as one of the most dynamic spokespersons on the island.
At present, it is unclear whether it proposes legalization for medical or recreational purposes, or both.
Yet the proponents of change imagine Reykjavík twinned in Amsterdam, a hot spot tourism where coffee shops sell pre-rolled and taxable joints and where pedestrians are free to smoke or eat edible products without fear of the police.
For their part, not only will this liberal approach strengthen Iceland as a travel destination, but it will also greatly help those seeking cannabis treatment.
Even though the former first lady is a controversial figure, these incidents have an iconic icon in Iceland, making her a perfect fit for change.