1. How hard has it ever been to get weed?
We are two dorky white guys from suburbia who do not smoke, and yet we guarantee you that if either of us had wanted to smoke when pot was still illegal we could find it. Easily.
But really, weed was never hard to find or in short supply, and this is from two guys who have never even actively looked for it.
2. Before recreational use was legal, medical marijuana was legal here, and it's legal in quite a few states now. And doctors, or should I say "doctors," would hand these cards out like candy. No, really.
Both of us have heard countless stories of certain doctors in the Denver area who would pretty much give you a medical marijuana red card if you walked in and said you get headaches a lot. Or an upset tummy. Or you're depressed and life is hard.
One of our friends (who shall remain nameless) went in for a 'consultation' with one of these doctors. The "doctor" gathered everyone in a group, asked, "So you guys all have headaches, right?" and then handed out red cards like the Oprah of medicinal marijuana, allowing them to buy marijuana at medicinal shops as they pleased.
And so really, in a sense, even legal weed has been around for a while. And easily accessible.
3. Who were the people that actually got caught smoking pot before it was legal?
Seriously, unless you were a dumbass smoking a joint in the middle of a busy playground, we don't know a single person who ever got caught smoking this.
4. What is the news waiting for?
With bated breath, it seems as if the news is waiting for something to happen. Anything. But what's the worst that could happen to someone that smokes marijuana? Are they expecting an overdose? Death?
*thanks Mayor Gia for turning us onto the 'potted up on weed' reference.
Which brings us to our Bonehead of the Week... this dude.
We don't want to get sued so we aren't putting up the news clip, but there was an interview with a local man who'd just spent $600 on an ounce (the legal limit) of "top shelf" weed and was so insanely proud of it.
So... who thinks $600 for an ounce is a good deal? Neither of us know much about weed, but one thing we do know is that $600 is insane. I mean, if someone was bragging about this back when it was illegal, he'd look like an idiot.
So if you ask us the question isn't so much "what are the dangers of legalizing weed?" as it is "who the fuck has $600 lying around just to blow on pot?" Which is why this guy easily wins Bonehead of the Week.
What do you think? Is legalizing marijuana a danger to society, or a step in the right direction, or, like us, do you just not give a shit since, let's face it, it's already been around for ages?
Cheers and stay classy, friends,
Beer: Ballast Point Sculpin IPA