Children’s books about cannabis are becoming famous . Because, parents are looking for a simple way to explain this innovative culture concept to their kids.
Cannabis and children’s books?! Seriously?! Well, it was inevitable, if we consider it.
The most popular children’s books have come to be at the center of the cultural debate. It’s always been like that. There is a child in each of us.
Children’s books, when mass-produced, are approved by the same people who control adult markets. This is nothing new and it started in Mainz, Germany. The first fiefdom of the commercial publishing industry, around Johannes Gutenberg. Finally, editors are still making the same kind of decisions. The Internet, however, also has a revolutionary impact on this world.
Many authors of children’s books have also faced censorship as their notoriety has increased. Many even admitted that their books were not really about children. But that they were about childhood experiences that are still stigmatized.
For example, Maurice Sendak was strongly criticized in the New York art world. In the Night Kitchen was published in 1971 Many people theorized that the book would actually be about night masturbation. In fact, that’s why the book lost the Caldecott Prize this year. Instead, it was Gail Haley who won the first prize for A Story, A Story.
Both books also , won the distinction of being banned very frequently. In Story, A Story was the first book on the American consumer market in which God was depicted as black in color. Not to mention children’s books. In the south of the United States, in particular, the idea of the superior power of a different color is actually much worse than the idea of educating children about sex. The high rates of teenage pregnancy and incest are a testament to the success of this strategy.
Within this indecent tartuffery, a new theme is now added. It’s Cannabis .
Ironic fate? The person who started this trend did not intend to create a children’s book.
The good news? They may also be banned from school, but that doesn’t matter. Parents will read them just for fun while , the children will enjoy the trip.
Who are these cannabis children’s book authors?
One of the best known, if not the most published so far, is Dana Larsen. His official job is to be a genuine cannabis activist. In Canada, of course. He has also been making a living in the book business for years. His titles include parodies such as Green Buds and Hash. Some people know him for other classics such as Hairy Pothead and the Marijuana Stone. His adult fans are so enthusiastic, they have even started reading these books to their children. Especially if they are medical consumers.
Part of Larson’s appeal can be explained by his satirical references to other children’s books. In part, because children’s and young people’s literature is the perfect field to explore the brilliant themes that fit into these standards. Magic. Exploration. Science.
It will be a richly thematic vein for the years to come. It’s also really becoming a subculture.
Maggie Volpo seems to be a similarly prolific author. The Stinky Steve series includes a green skunk that explains things about drugs. This series is actually for children. Even for children in difficult situations , for instance , having their parents in prison for cannabis-related crimes.
It’s Just a Plant: A Children’s Story about Marijuana is another book that fits our theme. Basically, it is the story of a young girl who learns about the plant from different authorities : her parents, a farmer, Police officer, and a doctor.
Morgan Carman also took the risk of embarking on the theme of children’s books with a series. Such as an Anamorphic characters experience adventures in Jamaica, taking tours through Hemp Island.
TO LOOK FURTHER
Whether controversial or not, cannabis is becoming very popular. Better still, people are actively looking for ways to explain a lot about this plant, but more simply. Including their children. Medical consumers, for example, need to be able to simply explain their funny medicines. In addition, recreational consumers, who are also parents, are tired of sneaking around smoking.
Marijuana is also quickly accepted by Millennials who are looking for cultural things for their children. When it comes to drugs, if not cannabis, in particular, baby boomers simply do not provide enough answers.
Cannabis is no longer a sign of fashion and counter-culture. It is also simply medicine. In a situation where rapid cultural changes such as this occur, they need to be explained.
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Just like thinking that the earth was flat, in 20 years, the prohibition will seem as picturesque as other ideas put aside. Science also , will continue to prove medical effectiveness, and ultimately, recreational consumers will also win this battle.
In fact , the place that allows us to predict the future most clearly today? The pages of children’s theme books.