Reader: Pot advocates sound like the pushers in an '80s "Just Say No" PSA

Yes, that was Amendment 64's author Mason Tvert -- not John Belushi -- standing outside the Governor's Mansion last Friday in a bedsheet toga, complaining that John Hickenlooper was turning the place into an Animal House knock-off by installing a draft system that dispenses Colorado craft beers, liquid assets from what's become an $826 million a year industry in this state. But the staged brewhaha seemed to miss an important point: If Hick is celebrating beers, doesn't that make him a prime candidate for Delta Tau Chi -- and Tvert the party pooper?

Says Christopher:

Just let Hickenlooper have his beer; that's kind of his thing. All the marijuana advocates forcing pot on the governor sound like the pushers in a '80s "Just Say No" PSA.
For the record, the Colorado Brewers Guild paid for the installation of the draft system in the Governor's Mansion -- and there's been a bar in the building since it was a private residence, before it was donated to the state in the '50s.

Also for the record, Tvert thinks that Colorado's marijuana industry will soon surpass the state's craft-beer industry for both total employees and sales -- if it hasn't already.

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RobertChase topcommenter

That was the comment of the day?  Pathetic.


I'll be dead of old age before craft-weed is sold commercially. Budweiser and Coors style weed is the future of Colorado, thanks to Tvert, our legislators, and the corporations that lobby them. Craft-weed will be available from home growers, but only connoisseurs will appreciate that. The rest of you will argue over crappy weed store #1 or crappy weed store #2, without realizing it comes from the same disgusting warehouse. 

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey  ... you'll be long dead before marijuana is ever actually LEGALIZED in Colorado, or anywhere in the U$A.

RobertChase topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @MonkeyThat will be true only if people remain politically ignorant and unorganized, but we have seen what can happen when even a few people stand up for what is right:  Sections 14 and 16 of Article XVIII of our Constitution are bulwarks that assert our rights to use cannabis against all the lies and all the enactments of the prohibitionist parasites pretending to represent us.  Few would argue that we would be better off had we never made those assertions and simply allowed the prohibitionists to retain total control -- you two and a handful of others.  So long as Monkey and the other diehard opponents of Section 16 maintain that it was worse than nothing, they cannot cite it as implying that felonies for cannabis should be rescinded, but I can and do.  When others who use cannabis or want Colorado to follow through with its claims to be engaged in prison reform join be in demanding felonies for cannabis, it will become politically possible.  If cannabis "should be regulated in a manner similar to alcohol", then there should be no felonies for it; there are none for alcohol in our Liquor Code.

RobertChase topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay   Amendment 64 had no fallout for medical cannabis, but passive, apolitical people who use cannabis are putty in the hands of prohibitionist politicians holding power.  There is every reason to believe the prohibitionists would have continued their counterrevolution against medical cannabis regardless (as I and one other poster have already pointed out to you again today), but, like constantly referring to a section of our Constitution as though it were an Amendment under consideration, this is politically (and psychologically) unproductive. 

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@RobertChase @DonkeyHotay @Monkey  

Speaking of abject political ignorance ...

"I do not believe that there will be any fallout for medical cannabis [if A64 passes]"

 -- Robert Chase

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