Okay, we all know what it looks like, and without putting anyone on the spot, I'll say we've all tried it or know someone who has. (How's that for covering your ass?) I'll come right out and say it, during my college years and for many afterwards, it was my recreational drug of choice. While others were popping down to bars and wine tastings, I was blazing up a doobie or heating my vaporizer. Volcano had a new meaning for me. (If you get that reference, you'll surely get this commentary)
So, it's with great amazement that I saw this commercial -- something I never thought I'd see in my lifetime. It's an ad that met spectators in front of a recent NASCAR race, the NASCAR Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Okay, before you go all Mike Tyson on my ass, or more accurately bite off my ear, let me point out that I didn't make this commercial. From an article by Nick Wing:
The ad, titled "New Beer," is from the Marijuana Policy Project -- the nation's largest pro-marijuana legalization advocacy group -- and will air dozens of times beginning Friday. It marks the first time a pro-pot ad has been shown at a major sporting event, though technically it is being shown outside the stadium's grounds.
So be prepared. Hemp is coming. Ganja is no longer just gangsta. The grass is becoming greener. And "Wanna get high" is going to be heard as often, if not more than "wanna go grab a brewski?"
Might as well get used to it. Same-sex marriage took a while, but it finally arrived. Legal marijuana is next up. And you know what? I'm glad. I'd rather people didn't need anything to relax, but if they do, I'd prefer grass to someone who's had a glass. As for safety, right now statistics are in Mary Jane's favor.