Archive for weed

Doonesbury inhales: "An unexpectedly smooth high with just a touch of paranoia"


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All week, Garry Trudeau's Doonesbury comic strip has experimented with snarktastically dealt with pot. Now that marijuana is becoming incrementally legalized, Trudeau's story arc timing couldn't be more perfect, and nobody does it better than he does. You can find archives of the last week's strips on the Evil Weed here. They're worth the effort it takes to click on the link and read through the last few that lead up to the final episode below.

Short version: Zonker and his nephew have been developing a "delightful" product that created a buzz in more ways than one. Now they have to contend with their success, including coaxing their prized plant into an early bloom in order to meet the unexpectedly high demand.

Take a moment to relax, breathe (inhale?) deeply, chow down a Taco Bell Caramel Apple Empanada, and enjoy the ride:

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Poll-itics: For first time, Americans favor legalizing marijuana


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Smoke 'em if you got 'em.


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... [F]or the first time, a clear majority of Americans (58%) say the drug should be legalized. This is in sharp contrast to the time Gallup first asked the question in 1969, when only 12% favored legalization. [...]

The jump in support for legalization has occurred largely among independents [...]

Americans 65 and older are the only age group that still opposes legalizing marijuana. Still, support among this group has jumped 14 percentage points since 2011. ... 67% of Americans aged 18 to 29 back legalization. Clear majorities of Americans aged 30 to 64 also favor legalization. [...]

With Americans' support for legalization quadrupling since 1969, and localities on the East Coast such as Portland, Maine, considering a symbolic referendum to legalize marijuana, it is clear that interest in this drug and these issues will remain elevated in the foreseeable future.

More details and poll numbers at the link.


The Doonesbury about stoned firefighters


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Because I lerve our readers. You're welcome:

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Garry Trudeau does it again.

Now we'll have to contend with the anti-weeders believing that firefighters regularly toke up on the job. You just know that's how they'll interpret this strip, right? They'll have to understand that in this case, they only got blazed because of the impact of what the blaze blazed.

And if you understood any of that, you're high.


John McCain: "Maybe we should legalize" marijuana


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At a Phoenix town hall meeting, John McCain suggested that the evil weed may not be so evil after all, per a tweet from Arizona Daily Star columnist Tim Steller:

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If he respected the "will of the people" then he'd give a thumbs up to marriage equality and legal abortions, and a thumbs down to attacking Syria. But then that would mean he'd have to stop being a hypocrite.