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When “Pot & Politics” Become The Sanest Issue In An Election Year…

October 12, 2016

A Mr. Magazine™ Musing…

mg-coverLeave it to magazines to be the reflector of society and the voice of reasonable distraction, even during a heated, often raunchy, presidential election. As November 8th fast approaches, we face more of the same until the final vote has been cast and counted. More unconscionable attacks from both the Republican and Democratic nominees toward each other, more media opinions that leave us all wondering where unbiased journalism, or just journalism as we’ve learned it, disappeared to, and more confusion as to how this presidential election came apart at the seams so drastically.

mg-insidescreen-shot-2016-10-12-at-8-14-50-amThankfully, there is a respite in magazines for all of us. Such as that age-old discussion that takes us back to the days when the only ballot that worried us and divided us was where we all stood on the issue of marijuana. Pot, cannabis, Mary Jane – whatever your generation called it or calls it, the industry is thriving and the magazines on the topic are flourishing.

I recently picked up one that stood its ground and stood out as that voice of reasonable distraction that we all need right now during this time of strained dissent in our country.

MG magazine’s October issue is not only beautifully executed and presented, but it puts the election focus back on something we can all “pleasantly” agree or disagree on: pot. MG has a clear mission and whether you agree or disagree with the smoking of the herb, the magazine knows where it stands. It’s not wishy-washy, nor does it throw demeaning epithets at other magazines and their definition of the cannabis world.

Kudos to MG for giving us a diversion from this ridiculously disruptive and appalling presidential election and throwing a little “pot” into the equation’s cauldron.

It’s nice to know some things never change; magazines will always reflect the current conditions of our society, and they never fail to inform, entertain and make us think.

Until the next Mr. Magazine™ musing…

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