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January 14, 2014

First World Problem #32,676: "Colorado Pot Growers Struggle to Meet High Demand"

At The Clinic in South Denver, a sign greeted visitors reading: “We are currently out of recreational cannabis. Please check back tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience.” - Modern Farmer

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 14, 2014 4:43 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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One of the biggest idiot myths peddled by the legalize it crowd is that pot use wouldn't go up once legal.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 14, 2014 4:49 PM

Check with the idiots that ran into the back of the state police cars; they won't need their dope for a while.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at January 14, 2014 5:19 PM

@Christopher Taylor, cite?

I recall the oft made comment as: "People that didn't smoke marijuana before legalization probably won't smoke marijuana after legalization." Now, if you believe in seers and prophets I can understand your consternation. In the end, so what if they do smoke more? Lastly, what did you expect from another gov't run fiasco, efficiency? I refer you to my comment on this topic 2 weeks ago. This ain't news.

Posted by: ghostsniper at January 14, 2014 7:31 PM

Well, one of the problems is that it has become sort of a transglobal potheads vacation destination. It wouldn't surprise me a bit it the state regulators didn't vastly underestimate the tourist factor.

Posted by: vanderleun at January 14, 2014 8:26 PM

And not one new dope smoker will go on disability or welfare, ever.

Libertarian ideas, like liberalism, serve as much as a comfortable fireplace in the mind of the "thinker" and less as a prescription for real humans. Libertarians don't care enough about their ideas to do much with them. But they are very, very certain everyone else must give up their contrary ideas and implement those of the Libertarians.

I'd be much less irritated by the Libertarians spending 98.99% of their political efforts on pot if they pushed as hard for as long on a lifetime ban on public assistance for dope smokers. I mean, it's not like any rational person could ever foresee a dope smoker, of all people, giving up on productive effort and just cashing govt checks for the rest of their life.

Posted by: Scott M at January 15, 2014 12:25 AM

Everything you wrote in those 3 paragraphs could be applied to just about everybody, not just libertarians, including yourself.

The problem with socialists is that they eventually run out of other people's money.

Posted by: ghostsniper at January 15, 2014 6:39 AM

"People that didn't smoke marijuana before legalization probably won't smoke marijuana after legalization."

That would be one, which is obviously false, and dumb to pretend was true. It was always a lie, hoping to convince people that everything would be fine and to not worry.

I agree, Scott. Most, maybe 90% of Libertarians seem to be about legalizing weed first and liberty second, or even third. They couch it all in lofty terms of freedom and justice, but ultimately its about "my favorite vice is illegal and I want to do it without feeling guilty or worried about the cops."

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 15, 2014 8:38 AM

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