Tuesday, June 07, 2011

I wish I smoked pot!

Wait, WHAT?!?

No no no, that's not what I mean at all!

Great. Now it's out on the internet forever.

I'm sure it'll come back to haunt me someday, like when I apply for a job with the DEA or something.

They'll be all like, "Bob, we'd love to give you the job, but there's this blog post of yours from 2011..."

So probably when I'm done writing all this, I shouldn't hit "Publish Post".

Because that would be silly.

And it would make this whole rant pointless.

What I'm actually trying to say is that the House just passed the Marijuana Decriminalization Bill, and the governor is expected to sign it into law.

So, if I did smoke pot, I'm be kind of happy about that right now.

But even though I don't smoke the wacky weed, I still think it's a good law and long overdue.


oldswede said...

But what are the rules for Alice B. Toklas brownies?

CT Bob said...

I think the brownies are safe, too, unless you put like a pound of weed into 8 oz. of brownie mix.

oldswede said...

The problem is a little more nuanced than that. The A.B.Toklas recipe calls for hashish, not grass. Hash is to grass like butter is to milk, basically.
I don't know if it had occurred to the legislature that marijuana comes in more than one form.

CT Bob said...

Well, regardless of the letter of the law, I think leaving it as a judgment call for the cops is reasonable.

If you're behaving like an asshole when a cop catches you with pot brownies, you're probably going downtown. If you're kind of respectful when stopped for munching on hashish cookies, you'll likely catch a break.

Life is like that, most of the time.

Connecticut Man1 said...

Look at it from this POV: If they write you a ticket on the spot that is a heckufalot less paper work than what they have to file if they have to arrest you.

Given the options I am guessing they will choose the ticket if you aren't being a dick. I am sure they would rather head down to their local watering hole for their drug of choice, alcohol, rather than spend the time filling out more paper work.

IMHO they should just legalize it so they can get the money out of the underground economy (funding those evil criminals and terrorists, ya know?) and so they have better control access to it so kids can't get as easy as they can, now.

But this is definitely better than tossing everyone in jail over it. A step in the right direction.

Anonymous said...

Well, don't know if anyone will read this, but I quit forever on 12/25/10 doesn't mean I don't miss it a little! (some days are better than others) I live in Alaska where 4 oz is legal or you can have a medical marijuana card. I loved pot, hated being brain-dead. True, alcohol will turn you into an asshole driver, but pot will make you brain-dead (so-to-speak) so take your pick. I still drink. Looks like I'm not throwin many stones!! You all take care and much love. Munch a brownie for me:)

CT Bob said...

Congrats, and don't drink & drive please!