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June 19, 2009

For fuck’s sake, CNN. STOP TRYING:

People who call themselves ‘casual users,’ in the minds of law enforcement, are deluding themselves into believing they are not affected by this drug. They compare it to the drunk who believes he can actually drive better with a few drinks inside.

The bigger question is how to stop marijuana use. The DEA agents who raided this home, could raid similar homes everyday, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and still the marijuana would grow. Which is why there may need to be a huge strategic change in our so-called drug war. Anti-smoking campaigns work for tobacco. Why won’t they work for marijuana?

That should really be the focus of our efforts. We shouldn’t be laughing at the lame jokes from comedians talking about harmless weed; we shouldn’t allow rappers to glorify the wonders of living high. If nothing else, we should be telling our children that no matter what it is, putting smoke into your lungs is unhealthy, uncool and in the case of pot, a first step towards a life of a loser.

MINNIEGOTHS
In college (One year ago, for those keeping score), I had a 3.88 GPA. I graduated summa cum laude with distinguished honors in English, having completed a novella-length collection of short fiction. In addition to being editor of the literary magazine, I was vice-president of the school’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English Honor Society and I was inducted upon my matriculation into Phi Beta Kappa.

I smoked weed then. I smoke weed now. And when I die, bury me with a blunt in one hand and Fritos in the other.

If this is the face of a loser, then I don’t want to win whatever game you’re playing.

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