Joe, Joe, Joe. That is South Cackalacky. You actually assume we’re going to legalize weed?
Grown folks couldn’t get a tattoo right here till 2006. How lengthy do you assume it can take to decriminalize pot?
As most have heard, ex-congressman Joe Cunningham, a Kennedy-esque Democrat now searching for to unseat S.C. Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, goals to legalize medicinal and leisure marijuana use.
At the moment, you’ll catch a cost for smoking pot — aka the satan’s lettuce, loco weed, hashish, hash, ganja, laughing grass, Mary Jane, herb — in our truthful state.
Why not legalize it and tax the bejesus out of it? Police have greater fish to fry than busting a man for burning one in his storage. God is aware of we may use the cash for higher roads, faculties and public well being care.
If Thomas Ravenel can have a bridge, we are able to have a Reefer Freeway. 4 lanes all the best way. Pace restrict 24. We are able to get Cheech & Chiong to chop the ribbon.
I don’t know anybody who smokes, however nearly everybody I do know doesn’t care if others do. Private freedom and all that. I by no means used it, however I’ve smelled it many instances.
Most of us child boomers have seen it, smelled it, used it or handed it. Forty years in the past, a school boyfriend was busted when cops discovered a number of seeds and stems in his glove compartment. His household — very higher crust — acted like he’d disemboweled an orphan; his aunt needed to be sedated. Not making this up.
As for pot supposedly being a gateway drug, I feel alcohol took that crown years in the past. Each medication trigger slowed response time, impaired coordination and focus. Some folks — we all know this already — will drink AND smoke, and they’re going to then attempt to drive, or work, or set off fireworks. We have already got sufficient impaired people within the Palmetto State.
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To legalize pot, clearly, we’d want legal guidelines. Identical to no one desires a drunk college bus driver, a baked bus driver is an equally unhealthy thought. Customers must be 21 and over, no public smoking allowed. We have now DUI legal guidelines and we may have TUI (Toking Below the Affect) legal guidelines.
Not one of the pot-smokers I knew had been aggressive, and even animated. Most of them fell asleep, giggled at nothing or ate every thing that wasn’t nailed down.
I by no means smoked as a result of marijuana — whether or not in bong, joint or bowl — is terrible in your lungs. In accordance with healthline.com, common pot use is related to continual bronchitis and pulmonary obstruction. It additionally stinks. However the identical issues are true of cigarettes, they usually’re authorized all day lengthy. (Some folks want to bake hash brownies, however I’ve heard they style like moist, uncured tobacco.)
Cunningham — who cheerfully admits utilizing marijuana up to now — has excessive hopes for decriminalizing weed.
“That is going to be a sport changer,” he instructed The Related Press final month. “That is one thing the folks need.” He additionally desires to expunge prison information for low-level marijuana-related crimes, which I’m one hundred pc behind. You shouldn’t carry a prison report perpetually over a nickel bag.
My husband, Widdle Child, is the neatest human I do know. I requested him his opinion on Cunningham’s plan.
He didn’t blink. “Individuals who wish to smoke weed are already smoking weed,” he mentioned.
He has some extent.
Julie R. Smith, who as soon as took a food plan tablet and talked nonstop for 2 days, could be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.