1. Legal Marijuana Scourge Has Devastating Effect On Colorado's Criminal Job Market
Since the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, crime rates have fallen 10.6%. It is currently unclear what exactly is accounting for the drop, but it would appear as though this is just more proof that pot just makes you lazy and unwilling to accomplish even the simplest of felonies.
Somebody wake up Colorado and tell it it needs to get to the record store by noon or it's fired.— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) April 19, 2014
2. Maureen Dowd Warns Against The Dangers Of Doing Pot And Going On Marijuana Trips
In a new column for the New York Times, Maureen Dowd recounts her harrowing nightmare adventure of taking two bites of some marijuana candy in a Colorado hotel room. "But then I felt a scary shudder go through my body and brain. I barely made it from the desk to the bed, where I lay curled up in a hallucinatory state for the next eight hours. I was thirsty but couldn't move to get water. Or even turn off the lights," she explained. "I strained to remember where I was or even what I was wearing, touching my green corduroy jeans and staring at the exposed-brick wall. As my paranoia deepened, I became convinced that I had died and no one was telling me." Weird! I'm often convinced of the very same thing while I'm reading her column.