It's legal to light up in Colorado and Washington, and soon smoking pot could be legalized across the country following a decision Thursday by the federal government.
After Washington state and Colorado passed laws in November 2012
legalizing the consumption and sale of marijuana for adults over 18,
lawmakers in both states waited to see whether the federal government
would continue to prosecute pot crimes under federal statutes in their
Both Colorado and Washington have been working to set up regulatory
systems in order to license and tax marijuana growers and retail
sellers, but have been wary of whether federal prosecutors would come
after them for doing so. They are the first states to legalize pot, and
therefore to go through the process of trying to set up a regulatory
But on Thursday, the Department of Justice announced that it would not prosecute marijuana crimes that were legal under state law, a move that
could signal the end of the country's longtime prohibition on pot is
nearing. "It certainly appears to be potentially the beginning of the
end," said Paul Armantano, deputy director of the pot lobby group NORML.
If they did this here, I'd probably buy some, but I can't see me, or most people, quitting their job to stay home and watch TPIR, with a Tommy Chong Bong in their lap. Hell, I've got 3 beers left over from a 6 pack from the 4th of July! Most of America drinks socially, they likewise, smoke or snort socially.
We'd see more people smoking a bowl, drinking two less beers, eating half a bag of chips, 4 or 5 cookies, some toast, some...SOUP...oh HELL yeah, tomato soup! Then they go to sleep, and get up after 9 or 10 hours of sleep [they started smoking as soon as they got HOME!!], they'd be well ready for work.
How is that a bad thing?
So the DEA going away and the Me's'ican Cartels going away isn't a bad thing. Maybe they can use all those billions the DEA pisses away, on something worthwhile. That's pretty funny, right?
Next I'll tell you a Knock Knock Joke.