I actually advocate for a harmless but equally meaningful counter-experiment: #Criminalize #Parsley - Put parsley into the #BtmG (German Narcotics Act)!
We ban parsley and evaluate the impacts on the economy, health, and crime after 4 years. I mean... Hey... nobody is forced to consume parsley, and those who do should live with the consequences...

But seriously: What would be the impacts of a hypothetical parsley prohibition? Let's ask Chat GPT: What would be the consequences of a hypothetical parsley prohibition on society, health, crime, and the economy? What would happen if parsley suddenly became illegal?

Here's the AI's answer:

"Well, a hypothetical prohibition of parsley would likely have several consequences on different aspects of society:

1. **Society:** A ban on parsley could lead to discontent and protests among the population, especially among people who like to eat parsley or use it in cooking. It could also lead to a division between those who support the ban and those who are against it.

2. **Health:** Parsley has some health benefits and is often used in cooking as a flavor enhancer. A ban could lead people to use alternative herbs that may not provide the same health benefits or could even be more harmful.

3. **Crime:** A parsley prohibition could create a black market for parsley, similar to other illegal drugs. This could lead to an increase in organized crime and illegal trading, which could affect public safety.

4. **Economy:** The parsley industry would likely suffer greatly, as the cultivation, processing, and sale of parsley would become illegal. Farmers, traders, and others working in the industry could lose their livelihood, negatively impacting the economy.

Overall, a parsley prohibition could thus have negative impacts on society, health, crime, and the economy. It is important to note that these are only hypothetical considerations and that the actual impacts would be difficult to predict."

Okay, so far so good. But could re-legalization be a good solution? Who might object?


"Re-legalization of parsley could potentially be seen as a solution to some of the problems that might arise from a prohibition. Here are some arguments for and against:

Arguments for re-legalization:

Health benefits: Parsley offers various health benefits, including vitamins and antioxidants. Legalization could provide people with easier access to these healthy herbs.

Economic opportunities: Legalization could revive the parsley industry and create new economic opportunities for farmers, traders, and others involved in this sector.

Crime reduction: Legalization could eliminate the black market for parsley and reduce the organized crime associated with it.

Arguments against re-legalization:

Health concerns: Some might argue that parsley poses health risks and should therefore be better regulated or even remain prohibited.

Social norms: Some people might have concerns that the legalization of parsley could lead to an increase in consumption, which in turn could have negative impacts on society.

Political or moral reasons: Some individuals or groups could be against the legalization of parsley for political or moral reasons, regardless of the economic or health arguments.

Overall, re-legalization of parsley would certainly be an option that could be considered to mitigate the negative effects of a prohibition. However, it would be important to carefully weigh the different viewpoints and potential impacts before making a decision."

Legalization is not the solution either!
The AI says legalization could potentially be seen as a solution to SOME of the problems. Could... Potentially... Some... This clearly shows:
Legalization can never solve all the problems that have arisen from prohibition!

Since time immemorial, we have had no problems with parsley. Some consumed it and some did not. Some grew it themselves, others bought it in the store. Only prohibition creates the same old problems inherent to it and suddenly even makes the legalization of parsley a big issue.

Now, cannabis is certainly no parsley. But smoked in a joint (possibly with tobacco), even the consumption of Peter S., as the herb might be called in certain circles, will surely lead to serious health problems. But a ban also certainly leads to the same old problems, no matter which herb it is about.

Thus, the magical power of consistent legalization with the #CanG may not be even remotely unfolded, but it is suitable to prove that the world does not immediately collapse just because one finally opens one's eyes and recognizes what cannabis really is. Above all, it has always been, constantly and consistently available. And that for everyone and anyone! It may be frightening to see, but what will happen has happened before. Exactly like that. In secret.

And once the heated minds have calmed down again, we can hopefully finally carry out a consistent legalization. In doing so, some might imagine an endlessly long list of rules as an indispensable prerequisite for this. But all the rules and regulations needed for a consistent legalization can be reduced to one sentence: Don't fuck up!

More rules are needed neither for parsley nor for cannabis:
Do what you want, as long as

 you don't bother anyone!

"Bothering" here is meant in a legal sense and includes all general laws and rules, such as youth and consumer protection as well as labor and tax law, in their entirety. It seems too simple to be true, but that's how it is!
The old-school stoner is used to discretion and has little difficulty flying 'under the radar'. This is proven by the high 'dark figure' of unregistered yet existing consumers. All the 'Longpapers' sold in Germany certainly can't all be used by the officially known stoners alone!

So the unwritten law also applies so far: Don't stand out, then nothing will happen to you! And those who buy parsley rarely stand out with it! ;)