Well, they might still not smoke marijuana in Muskogee who cares? but if so, it must be about the last place on earth. The Killer Weed is enjoying a high, so to speak, a renaissance of reefer, a bounty of bud. Roll another one... just like the other one.
The war on drugs is over drugs won. Consider the evidence.
The obsequious Tony Blair announces before all Parliament a policy to stop Bobbies busting Brits for simple possession of pot and hash. He reckons the cop resources of the country are better employed ferreting out hard drugs. Okay, one step forward, one back. But at least its a step. Ya gotta walk before you run.
Our very own Justice Minister, Martin Cauchon, gives a reporter a what-a-dumb-freakin-question look when asked if hed ever smoked pot. At least in the most just Ministers mind, the answer was a foregone conclusion. Duh. The question was in response to Messr. Cauchons musing about decriminalizing simple possession, a Karnac-like vision of the future on his part, at least the future expected to be laid out in two parliamentary committee reports due shortly.
All this high level trial balloon flotation comes on the heels of Oh Canada grappling with the issue of medical use of marijuana. The issue isnt as clear as many of the poor suffering wretches would like it to be, but its a work in progress. Lets see, I think were at the point where the government considers it okay to smoke pot for medicinal purposes but only they can supply it, if they figure out where to grow it and remember where they left their rolling papers. Something like that.
Vancouver is proclaimed the best city in the world for stoners by the venerable, if completely silly, High Times magazine. Id love to write for High Times. I figure itd be like a bond. Write one column, run it every month for an audience who has no short term memory whatsoever, see how long it takes for anyone to figure it out.
Mike Bloomberg whos mayor of New York City even though everyone still thinks its Rudi Giuliani says during the campaign, "Sure I tried pot... and I liked it." Now, posters are sprouting up everywhere in the city with Mikeys face and that quote. Being a politician in the Great Satan, he is, of course, backpedaling like hell. If he doesnt, Herr Ashcroft minister of law and propaganda in the Bush-Lite administration is likely to start flying military jets into the citys skyscrapers himself.
And three Californians whatd you expect, Muskogeens file for refugee status in British Columbia, claiming to be fleeing from political persecution in the USofA. Seems theyre just sick folk who cant light up a doob south of the border without a SWAT team busting down their doors and burnin up their medicine.