OK, I don't know anyone who grows pot and I'm not associated with the plant in any way but nevertheless the plant is a presence in the Pacific Northwest and the economy of pot growing is there.
The question, the ethical question, actually less of an ethical question than something to think about and ponder is this:
People who moved back to the land, many of them, started growing pot in order to finance freedom. Straight out. Was a way of being able to live a free life in a place disconnected from the city and from civilization, where they could live and experiment.
You need money to do that.
So is growing a plant like marijuana, which, as drugs go, is not harmful, wrong or bad?
I don't think so.
I'm not encouraging people to grow marijuana. People are growing pot already and it's something which my talking about it isn't going to change in either direction.
So if the only way to live free which you could devise was to do something illicit like grow weed, would you do it? Would you condemn it?
People finding a magic bullet to live off the system, more power to them in my opinion.
Should be legal anyways.