Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reefer Madness, Revisited

From The Usual Source of the political 'toons ya see here from time to time...

Everything old is new again, eh?  Today's Varvel 'toon looks a lot like this:

Graphic from an op-ed in the NYT, where the editorial page advocated ending marijuana prohibition this past Sunday.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.  I suppose it's asking way too much for us to learn from our mistakes, even if the current War On (Some) Drugs... dating back to Nixon's time and before... has failed to either reduce demand or stop anyone from using pot if they have a mind to do so.  The cat's out of the bag, at least in Colorado and Washington, with more states to follow.  I never thought I'd be able to say this, but I believe (now) that I'll see legal marijuana nationwide before I die.  The air of inevitability surrounding legal pot is unmistakable.


  1. Society with no vice30 July, 2014 15:27

    If we legalize all vice, what the hell are we going to do with all those prisons? People with no education are going to have to find another job. Who wants to hire a prison guard, when you can get a dope head for 50% off?

    I think they should sell permits. A permit for a weapon, a permit for a pound of heroin, tobacco, glue, etc...

    Then use the money from permits to build large crematoriums to handle the flow of bodies, and generate electricity.

    1. Interesting. I think meth permits should be FIRST.


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