Legalize it? We think so!


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/24/legalize-it-we-think-so.html


#2

I kinda’ wish that I still liked that stuff.


#3

Wait. What were you posting about?


#4

Too bad federal laws are still totally fucking with state efforts to end terrible policies that are responsible for mass incarceration and, probably, for the current opiate crisis.


#5

I kinda wish I could still advocate for legal pot, instead of advocating for, you know, basic human rights :scream:


#6

#7

We can do both. The War on Drugs has been exceedingly shitty for basic human rights - it’s a big driver for mass incarceration. It’s a pretextual justification for baseless searches. It’s intimately tied to civil asset forfeiture. It’s used to deny sick people treatment.


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#9

[quote]everything from specialty weed to enhance female orgasms, to which cheese grants you a pot-like high[/quote]I’m getting mixed messages here.

No doubt they have a thoughtful and nuanced stance on the scientific evidence available for some of the more dubious medicinal benefits.


#10

“Legalize it!! We Think So,” sounds very noncommittal. Did they go with that after rejecting “Legalize it! If You’re Not Too Busy!” or “We’re Reasonably In Favor of Legalization!”


#11

“Consider legalizing it, maybe, if it’s not too much of a hassle for you” just didn’t quite roll of the tongue, I guess.


#12

I wish I could support common-sense liberties when they have nothing to do with me.


#13

…takes you seriously but can’t resist the Cheech and Chong puns.


#14

That’s some weapons-grade Midwestern passive-aggressiveness right there.


#15

Something indicates to you that I don’t?
It just strikes me that it’s a fine time to be a stoner.
I gave it up 35 years ago.

“Those were different times.”


#16

Fact: 92% of the time people use “passive aggressive” incorrectly.


#17

I kinda wish people would resist the urge to say “I don’t smoke, but…” I don’t care.


#18

It is passive-aggressive. It implies the person being told to “legalize it” is in fact not too busy, because “if you’re not too busy” is supposed to be taken as a ridiculous concept. Of course they’re not too busy, they’re the Do Nothing Congress!


#19

Maybe now ad copy for smoking supplies here can start being less coy about the product’s intentions.


#20

Ugh, this was posted less than 2 hours before my asshole governor vetoed what could have been the first legislature-passed legalization bill.