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Friday, April 15, 2016


Oni’s out in Colorado visiting his brother, Kevin, this week. Kevin lives in a microscopic town, at the foot of a mountain, near the Utah border. He loves it. Oni loves it. This itty bitty village, cuddled in the Roan Plateau, would be nothing but a ghost town if not for marijuana.
Pot sales healing economic woes of the Colorado town of DeBeque

"Many locals were afraid of crime and people hanging out," Randy Sheley said. "But we got to know them and they saw that most of our customers are older people with money. The turnaround in their attitude has been amazing."
Suzanne Sheley said God led them into this business as a way of offering healing to others.
Kuhn, 63, is one of three growers expecting to start operations in the months ahead. He plans on raising 1,800 pot plants.

Marijuana is personal to him. Kuhn spent years in construction and demolition — building things and blowing them up. One day he fell 30 feet down a mine shaft, breaking many bones. Nothing relieved his pain like cannabis.

Now Kuhn believes pot can heal his town.
Has the state of Colorado become a giant, horrific, sordid scene a la Reefer Madness?
There are a certain number of folks, like myself, who were pretty reticent about it to begin with,” said House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, a Democrat. But “the sky didn’t fall. Everything seems to be working pretty well.”  (source)
Sure there’s stuff to be careful about – don’t let your kiddles get ahold of your Sweetgrass Peanutbutter cookies or your THC infused Gummy Bears but, on the main, this is safe, safe, safe.

Meanwhile, here in Massachusetts, we’ll be voting on the ballot question – shall we regulate and tax the sale of marijuana for recreational purposes or no? You know, can we make it all legally beagally. Please. Seems like a win-win-win after all. Think of all that new, added tax revenue that can go towards our public schools, road repairs, maintaining public parks and so much more!

Weed’s NOT a gateway drug, it’s medically useful (mega understatement), has a far, FAR lower addiction chance than tobacco and alcohol and they’re legal. Rilly now, what’s the prob? What’s the hold up?

Oh yeah, we seem to have a Republican governor. How the fuck did that happen?!
Massachusetts’s most powerful politicians come out against legal marijuana
Gov. Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and Attorney General Maura Healey are not in favor of the coming ballot question.

“The question before us now is whether marijuana should be fully legal and widely available for commercial sale,’’ write Gov. Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and Attorney General Maura Healey. “We think the answer is ‘no.’’
They say it would be dangerous and expensive.
“Here in Massachusetts, we face the possibility that any new revenue would be vastly insufficient to cover the cost of ambulance rides, emergency room visits, and treatment,’’ Baker, Walsh, and Healey write. “And these are just the hard costs; they don’t include the suffering of the injured and their families.’’
Ambulance rides? Emergency room visits? Obvs this dude’s never been stoned or even been around someone who’s high. Also, have any of them bothered to so much as glance at the reports out of Colorado? Can they read?

Luckily, Baker’s not a king and we citizens actually get to vote on this.

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