My home state of New Jersey–you know: that state that everybody makes jokes about, and rude noises–is scurrying around, trying to get pot legalized in a vote this coming Monday in the legislature. Because–wait for it–legalizing marijuana is “a civil rights imperative” (https://www.nj.com/politics/2019/03/legalizing-weed-will-put-nj-on-the-right-side-of-civil-rights-history-murphy-says.html)
See, not legalizing marijuana–why, that’s just like slavery! And legalizing it, sez our governor, will get “all the bad guys” out of the pot business. And net the state scads and scads of revenue so they can pay those teacher union pensions.
(Why is smoking pot good, but smoking tobacco bad? The same leftids who dump all over you for smoking tobacco want to canonize you for smoking pot.)
Believe it or not, this is actually a worse idea than it was 50 years ago. According to Alex Berenson, in a recent speech at Hillsdale College reported in “Imprimis,” Hillsdale’s newsletter (Jan. 2019, Vol. 48, No. 1), the chemical in pot that gets you high is ten times stronger, or even more, than it was in the 1970s–better living through chemistry.
Just what our country needs. More drugs. Stronger drugs.
Liberals have reached a point in their development where they actively seek out and strive for whatever is evil, foolish, wasteful, wrong, stupid, or contemptible. That makes it easy for the rest of us: whatever a Democrat is for, oppose it, because you know it’s bad.
My pot-head friends in the 1970s were boring and silly. Now, with the drug ten times stronger, users are leaving boring and silly behind and venturing into paranoia, violence, and depression.
Civil rights imperative. Hot dog.