A new Marvel storyline guarantees that the man without fear won’t ever be the man without cannabis
A new Marvel storyline guarantees that the man without fear won’t ever be the man without cannabis.
Matt Murdock, the blind lawyer who moonlights as the high-flying Daredevil, is living in a New York City on the cusp of legalizing marijuana in issue #12 of the comic book, written by Toronto’s own Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto.
Wilson Fisk, better known as the notorious Kingpin, is trying to clean up his image now that he’s the mayor of the city. “I’ve diversified,” he says. “I’m now expanding into legal recreational drugs, firearm companies, casinos.”
But he’s also pulling the strings to ensure he’s the one who corners the market when prohibition ends. “I have the land for growing,” he tells a room of wealthy donors. “I have the world’s best people to cultivate it. The biggest hurdle has been to ensure that the licensing department’s rules for selling approval fall in my favor and no one else’s. But it’s gone smoothly so far.”
The issue even includes an associate of Fisk’s calling out his legalization plans because it will hurt his investment in private prisons—heady stuff not found in your typical comic fare.
And while it remains to be seen where Daredevil himself falls on the use of cannabis, at least he knows a good lawyer if he gets himself into any trouble.
Written by David Yasvinski