Happy 4/20, everyone!
Today is the stoner’s holiday, and I love it. I love the idea of an in-joke shared by everyone. I enjoy it when counterculture bubbles up to the surface.
For the record, I’ve never tried marijuana, and I can’t say I ever will, even if it were to be legalized.
I do lean more towards legalization than criminalization. I understand that marijuana’s harmful to one’s health — but so is alcohol, tobacco, and driving a motor vehicle, and those happen to be legal. The historical backlash against cannabis seemed to be more about controlling immigrant populations than limiting citizens’ bodily harm. But, just as some people can’t hold their liquor, there are plenty of stoners who will drive high and do other stupid things while baked.
This is why we can’t have nice things.
At least we all get to enjoy the day. Even if the most significant countercultural thing I’ve done all day today was drink an Otter Creek Kölsch.