Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Want to follow Colorado's great pot experiment?

If you want more detail about Colorado's experiment with legalizing recreational pot smoking, check out this site.  It's a lot more complex than you might think.  For instance, employers can prohibit their employees from using both both on and off the job. 


  1. Marijuana's active ingredient, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), does have known therapeutic qualities that help with medical treatments. But like most drugs, it's a toxin with unpleasant side-effects. And unlike ethanol (ETOH), THC's half-life can be measured in days due to its fat solubility. Which means users' brains will still be under the drug's influence long after smoking or consuming it. Personally, I see recreational use of marijuana as stupid and irresponsible. But a majority of voters in Colorado obviously disagreed. Their victory may be the start of a hard lesson.

  2. As a generality, stoners are easier to be around than a bunch of beer drinkers at drunk-thirty, when it becomes attitude adjustment time.


  3. 44 & Anon: Thanks for the comments. 44--you may be right re the hard lesson. Anon: Haven't been around a lot of stoners, but I agree.