Why would you want your population high on drugs?
Think of all of the possible reasons you would want that. Then try to think of one that isn’t malicious.
Virginia lawmakers gave final approval Saturday to a bill that will legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, but not until 2024, when retail sales of the drug would also begin.
With a compromise bill clearing the House and Senate, Virginia becomes the first Southern state to vote to legalize marijuana, joining 15 other states and the District of Columbia. The legislation now goes to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, who supports legalization.
The bill was a top priority for Democrats, who framed legalization as a necessary step to end the disparate treatment of people of color under current marijuana laws. But talks between Democrats in the House and Senate grew tense in recent days, and a compromise version of the massive bill did not emerge publicly until late Saturday afternoon.
“It’s been a lot of work to get here, but I would say that we’re on the path to an equitable law allowing responsible adults to use cannabis,” said Sen. Adam Ebbin, the chief sponsor of the Senate bill.
Yeah sure dude, you only want the adults high, I’m sure.
Because it’s not like we have any data on the rate at which underage and child marijuana use increases when you legalize it.
Oh wait – no, we do have piles of data on that.
The kids need something to do, what with the schools closed, right?
The crazy thing is that at the same time they’re encouraging marijuana use, they’re cracking down on vaping.