Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Totally Off Topic...

But I just had to comment.

Tonight, the voters of Denver passed a referendum to make possessing an ounce of marijuana legal. They did it on a platform of "Well, if you are stoned, then you won't beat your wife." I'm totally not kidding about that.

I've been totally and completely annoyed by the entire campaign since day one. It's such a defeatist attitude... "Since you are going to get butt-ass wasted anyway, why don't you try pot? You won't get in fights this way." Dude, that is like so totally a stoner way to fight the man. Too bad you'll REALLY want to still get behind the wheel of your car to go buy Twinkies at 2 am.

But then I got to thinking, it was truly brilliant. Basically what's been done here is to decriminalize pot possession, freeing the prisons and law enforcement to investigate more serious drug issues, sellers, ect. No one in Denver would have passed it had it been promoted like that...

So, the owners of 7-11 and Taco Bell rejoice around the city. I predict Phish, Widespread Panic and Grateful Dead album sales will soar.

2 comments:

jacik said...

we all know that all stoners are not non-violent- how many fights did we see kirk almost get into????

cheers

molly_g said...

ha ha Jaci, you found the root of my annoyance at that campaign... Ding ding!! You win!

It works out that this city law will be trumped by the state law, so I have to take back my "it's taking the strain off of the judicial system" thing, because now people with < one ounce possession charges will still get arrested and instead of going through municipal court with the petty drug charge, you'll now get arrested and charge with crimes against the state...