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What’s your take on Uruguay's across the board legalization of marijuana for growth, trade, and consumption. Do you think this "experiment" will affect our drug policy in any way?
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Since when has America ever taken into account what any other country is doing or wants America to do?
This will change nothing here... which is to say that marijuana will continue to be legalized state-by-state for the next few decades until it’s just... not even a thing. But that has very little to do with Uruguay.
I’m currently listening to to the audiobook of Isaac Asimov’s galactic epic “Foundation,” the central premise of which is that, when dealing with numbers on a large enough scale, it’s actually possible to mathematically predict the future.
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Now, it doesn’t work on, like, individual people, but an entire federation of planets with a population of over 100 Billion? Yeah, you can figure out about what they’ll be doing in a century.
So with pot in America, we’re dealing with over 300 million people, that’s a big enough sample size, and the numbers don’t lie. [GFX: bit.ly/18S0PjM] Since the 80s support for legalization has only gone up.
And if you look at the demographics behind the numbers it all becomes simple. Older folks who perhaps saw “reefer madness” in their formative years…
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...They tend to not like pot [GFX: bit.ly/18S0PjM by age] where young people tend to not mind it. Old people tend to die, young people tend to be born, so eventually it just won’t be a thing.
Quick question: how do you justify using the word “awe” in your closing song, given your recently disclosed issues with the phrase “don’t forget to be awesome”? I’m not trying to call you out or anything, just genuinely curious to see if you had given any thought to it.
Hope you’re having a good weekend, Cody
For the uninitiated I recently told the world to feel free to FTBA.
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As a mantra, constantly reminding yourself to be “Awesome” doesn’t do enough to prevent things like, say, nuclear holocaust--hence my nitpicking.
If, however, someone or something inspires in you a sense of awe, in many situations your optimal course of action is the same regardless of if said “awe” is positive or negative.
If you watch Pogobat and it leaves you with a sense of wonder-- if you see in it some great beauty, dare I say genius, then of course you should subscribe! You want to see more, yes?
But more relevantly if you watch Pogobat and it leaves you with a sense of dread--if you see in it a mighty, terrifying authority, then I would argue it’s all the more important to subscribe! [demon voice] You have no idea what I’m capable of…
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