Marijuana is Legal Here

God help us.  The people of Colorado have voted for an amendment to the State Constitution – legalizing marijuana.  The advertising of this amendment suggested untold sums of money going to the State for wonderful utopian improvements.  Whoever wrote that was smoking something, and the rest of the state must have been high as well.  This pot will not be taxed.  They would have had to package it as a tax increase in order to tax it.

A few years ago I was an advocate of legalizing drugs.  Until Colorado voted for Medical Marijuana.  When I saw all these creepy shops crop up in neighborhoods, and what they did to the quality of the neighborhoods, I changed my mind quickly.  Just one example:  a medical marijuana shop opened in the same strip mall as my tanning salon.   There was an unleashed pitbull stationed outside of the shop, and such unsavory characters hanging around, sometimes just sitting in their cars, staring.  It became uncomfortable for me to go to that salon (which of course was a blessing, because I didn’t need to be cooking my skin regularly anyway).  But the same thing has happened in pockets all over the city.

This morning it feels like I woke up to the wrong version of Bedford Falls.

No matter, I will keep calm and carry on.  And know that:

We can believe that God is in His heaven and that He has a purpose for our lives, which will eventually work out as long as we try to live the way we believe He wants us to live.  It has been said that we should “wear the world like a loose garment.”  That means that nothing should seriously upset us because we have a deep, abiding faith that God will always take care of us.    — Twenty-Four Hours a Day, July 16.

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6 Responses to Marijuana is Legal Here

  1. Syd says:

    The amount of munchies eaten will increase. I don ‘t smoke it. Or at least it has been decades since I did. It seems that so many people do that jails are filled with marijuana smokers. Lots of questions,

  2. Mary LA says:

    Nobody prosecutes dope smokers out here — and we live with the drug-selling shops and coffee houses filled with sweetish smoke. But most of our harder drugs from meths labs aren’t sold or used locally, they go to the US in exchange for foreign currency. Another case of outsourcing.

    No easy answers when it comes to addiction and criminalising addicts hasn’t worked — speaking from a decriminalised society, the drug industry just changes feet and goes on dancing.

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