by Eileen | 1:23 am, January 18, 2013 | Comments Off
Normally, I go on about policy rather then going into the field. Why I because I don’t like people. Specifically, I don’t like human interest stories. However, I am always game to cover an event that promises to have a minimum of earnest people talking about their feelings.
An event such as the first ever Cannabis Cup to be held in the United States, coming to Denver on April 20th (when else) fits the bill elegantly.
Not, mind you, out of any attempt to get high and call it journalism. Hell, I don’t really like the smell of marijuana, but some shows are too good to miss. God, I hope there are indignant protesters and just the right mind-being amalgamation of barely related causes handing out incoherent flyers. Maybe someone can dress up as Joe Biden as prattle on.
Under the sea of weird swirly art and elaborate smoking paraphernalia, I think we might also get some truly compelling and interesting statements on personal liberty, prohibition, and state’s rights. However it plays out, the legal implications of rolling back, however slightly, our intractable War on Drugs will make for good conversation. It will come well into the work of laying out a regulatory framework for Amendment 64.
Having made it a Constitutional right to grow and use marijuana, Colorado now has a less restrictive legal climate than Amsterdam. Our coffee houses are at least as pretentious. We have beer. And baseball is a vastly superior sport to soccer. What’s not to like?
All this makes me realize it’s fair to expect a good number of road-tripped Californians learning firsthand about the problems of overdoing the recreational drugs at altitude. Again, some events just cover themselves.
And here I thought I had nothing to look forward to.
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