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This week's winner: Janice Gremaud
It’s official. Our town is going to pot. Literally.
Yes, it’s true. Just recently the village of Godfrey started mulling over just whom they will grant licenses to and where they will allow people to start growing marijuana for medical use. (No word yet on when people growing it just to sell it or get high will get the green light.)
Some people have expressed outrage over allowing such a mind-altering drug to be grown and sold for use here. However, it’s not exactly clear whether by “mind-altering” they mean the pot or the gallons of home brew beer, methamphetamine or backwoods moonshine currently being made.
So-called “medical marijuana” supposedly serves to reduce the pain from people suffering from painful, crippling diseases like cancer, arthritis and dealing with the agony of being a life-long Cubs fan. But what about those who have historically turned to cocaine and heroin to do the same thing?
At least the state will benefit from the sales tax they will impose on it. Of course I’m not deluding myself into thinking that will in any way mean they will keep their promise of getting rid of the temporary 67 percent state tax hike they initiated last year. But if we could all be allowed to smoke medical marijuana at least that would ease some of the pain, wouldn’t it?
If this comes to pass, I hope there is considerable enforcement of the regulation and that it is competent. I don’t want people buying medical marijuana and accidentally ending up with, say, medical poison ivy instead. This will certainly change the meaning of the time-honored tradition of weeding the garden, that’s for sure.
Maybe the state is going too far. The next thing you know it will be allowing the growing of opium plants and coca leaves. And you know what that would lead to: medical coke and soda poppy.
And as a wise Chinese philosopher once said, “Man who smoke marijuana on toilet, high on pot!”
Congratulations to this week’s winner, Janice Gremaud. She correctly guessed that “1 = H. on a U.” was “1 = Horns on a Unicorn.” The word “horns” was listed in last week’s column.
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