Sunday, October 6, 2013
Everybody Smokes (But Must Remain Inside the Smoke Box!)
Kitty corner from one of Combo's pasters in favor of marijuana legalization saying 'Everybody Smokes' is the designated smoking area for a local Melrose area. The smoking area is labeled the 'Smoke Box'.
Which brings up to question many concerns about the legalization of marijuana. If marijuana is made legal, will it be like smoking where all kinds of rules, regulations, and 'designated areas' are set up to allow you to puff your stuff?
Sounds lame. In fact, all of the anti-smoking laws are bullshit. M&F is a non-cigarette smoker, but we strongly believe that each individual restaurant, place of business, or apartment complex should be able to decide for themselves whether they want to allow indoor smoking. If people don't like it, they will go to a non-smoking spot. That's the free market, right?
And the government's excuse that they are trying to protect us from second hand smoke is a sorry one. There are plenty of better, less intrusive ways to make the public safer. How bout starting with chemical particulates in plastic water bottles? Or banning fracking? Or coal power plants? Or stronger auto emissions regulations? How bout genetically modified foods?
Legalize marijuana. Don't bureaucraticize it.