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Friday, September 15, 2006

Free Pot For High School Students!

That’s what the Colorado state legislature and their official, self-produced (it's not suppose to be) voter information book (Blue Book) says about Amendment 44. The amendment is a ballot initiative in the state spearheaded by the group SAFER to decriminalize the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana by adults. Here is how the Rocky Mountain News (they’ve done a admirable job following this mess) describes the addition to the Blue Book and why it was done.
Federal drug agents and other Amendment 44 foes persuaded the Legislative Council to say in the voter booklet that its passage would allow adults to freely give marijuana to youngsters between the ages of 15 and 17. It would remain illegal for any minor to accept or possess marijuana.

These anti-legalization buffoons are attempting to frame the argument against the Amendment as one to protect innocent school children from opportunistic drug dealers who, of course, will be searching out potential new customers at every local schoolyard and mall. Watch out moms and dads.

I’d like to know where these dealers when I was in high school? Shit, how about where they are now? I can play a 15 year old pretty convincingly. And the closest I've ever come to free weed from a "dealer" was in high school when my buddy caught wind of a soon to be bust and dumped his stash on the side of the road--in what was an easy to find place. And you could hardly call it free, I spent close to an hour trying to pick all the ants off that pile of pot.

Check out the Rocky Mountain News editorial on the subject here