Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop was duped by a satirical article that reported 37 people died the day marijuana became legal in Colorado. Pristoop made the far-fetched claim during testimony before a state Senate panel in opposition to two bills that would legalize marijuana.
Another victim of The Daily Currant.
The WaPo had a great one-liner on this story. Exact quote: "Trouble is, the facts were about as close to the truth as oregano is to pot."
10:21 // 7 months ago
Here’s the problem with Washington journalism in a nutshell. You get opinion writers like the WaPo’s Ed Rogers talking about something Obama said regarding marijuana, and this is the best they come up with:
Shrugging off the detrimental impact of drug use, particularly when you are speaking as the president of the United States, is irresponsible. We should all be disappointed that he chose to talk about drug use so nonchalantly in this interview.
Republicans need to be clear: Marijuana use doesn’t lead to anything helpful or productive. The president won’t say so, but Republican leaders should.
I could link to a bajillion things to respond to this pile of idiocy spoken from an ivory tower with an incredibly weak foundation, but just as a starting point, I’ll link to this Rolling Stone article that points out that outside of Colorado and Washington, the marijuana possession arrest rate is peaking.
You think marijuana is dangerous and doesn’t lead to anything helpful or productive? How is arresting people for possessing pot any more productive? How does that help people or society at large?
22:24 // 8 months ago