“There’s gotten to be greater tolerance, that’s for sure,” said Lee, the son of one-time acting Maryland governor Blair Lee III. “I know literally hundreds of people my age who smoke. They are upright citizens, good parents who are holding down jobs. You take two or three puffs, and you’re good to go. I’m not a Rastafarian; I don’t treat this as some holy sacrament. But pot is fun.”
Item #2: US opens its first marijuana cafe
The Cannabis Cafe in Portland, Oregon, is the first to give certified medical marijuana users a place to obtain the drug and smoke it, as long as they are out of public view, despite a federal ban.
The cafe was formerly a speakeasy and adult erotic club, Rumpspankers. Technically it is private, but is open to any Oregon members of Norml â€“ a group pushing for marijuana legalisation â€“ who hold a medical marijuana card. It has no drinks licence.
Clearly, such a casual approach to such a dangerous drug means we should expect some serious ramifications.
What do you think will happen first? The fall of civilization, the forced marching of all our children off the edge of a cliff, or a plague of locusts?