Yesterday was 4/20! A day for burnouts who already smoke pot daily to smoke even more pot and text their friends pictures of half-empty baggies full of green stank. It’s also Hitler’s birthday. Unsettling.
In honor of that (Mary Jane, not Hitler) I will tell you three stoner-related stories, well two about Willie Nelson and one on money we’d save as a country if the damn stuff was legalized already.
First, an 8-foot bronze statue of the king of hemp hippies (Willie) was unveiled in Austin yesterday AND he released a version of “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die” featuring Kris Kristofferson and Snoop Dogg. From smokable books to Tupac to this. Now, about that tricky federal deficit…
According to a detailed paper by Harvard economics professor Jeffrey A. Miron, America could save as much as $13.7 billion a year if it the marijuana prohibition was lifted.
And why hasn’t this happened yet? That whole “gateway” drug thing? I don’t smoke, and I don’t like pot or the effect it has on my sensitive greyhound brain but if cigarettes and alcohol are legal then this has to be.
It’s a no-brainer. You can’t eliminate it so take the money from the corrupt drug dealer’s pockets and put it into the corrupt politician’s pockets. 158,683 people in the U.S. died of lung cancer in 2007 with an approximate average of 13,000 drunk driving fatalities a year.
Though lung cancer still occurs in pot smokers, how many are going to die from driving under the influence of it? And who is going to punch their wife after a few joints? None. LEGALIZE IT.