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Rameez Raheem

In a recent episode of the Jon Mallia podcast, Peter Paul Galea delved into Malta’s drug scene in the late 20th century, highlighting the positive strides made with the cannabis legalization. As the frontman of the Maltese band Tribali, Galea discussed the challenges faced in the 1990s when marijuana shortages led to alternative, riskier substances being offered to teenagers.

Galea expressed gratitude for the changing cultural acceptance of marijuana and its gradual legalization, attributing it to reduced experimentation with more dangerous drugs. He commended authorities for their efforts in making marijuana legal, emphasizing the importance of individuals conducting their own research.

Reflecting on the past, Galea described the difficulties of hiding cannabis due to its distinct smell and volume. He noted the fear of aggressive police tactics, leading some to transition to harder drugs like ecstasy, cocaine, and even heroin.

The stigmatization of cannabis during this time resulted in aggressive police actions, with Galea recalling instances of physical aggression even with minimal suspicion. He stressed the significance of having access to high-quality, natural weed with fewer chemicals.

Galea’s experiences shed light on the evolving attitudes towards marijuana, prompting the discussion on public opinions about smoking marijuana and its legalization. Listen to the full podcast episode for a deeper insight into Malta’s drug culture and the impact of cannabis legalization.

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Rameez Raheem

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