While some organizations are offering medical supplies, food and clean water, these activists aim to help recreational marijuana users who may have lost their stashes in the flooding — apparently it’s extremely important to them to take care of the most devastating situations first.
Each person will get to take away a joint — or, in some cases, an amount the size of a blunt — for free. Hopefully the tokers won’t get so high they forget to line up for that food and water before the munchies and cotton mouth kick in.
It seems that Colorado residents are lighting up to this idea. Just two weeks ago, the same group passed out 600 joints in Denver, in an event where there was police presence but no arrests. And why would there be? There’s no reason to arrest the stoner whose biggest crime is his white guy dreadlocks.
The activists may be trying to offer some relief to flood victims, but “it’s also supposed to serve as a protest [against] a marijuana sales tax ballot that will ask voters in November to approve a 15-percent excise tax,” according to the Huffington Post. Either way, Colorado residents still have a good deal because in other parts of the country, the tax on a marijuana purchase is serving a stint in jail.
Of course, logically, a person who lines up for a free joint probably wasn’t going to vote for a marijuana excise tax anyway. But free joints are the kinds of highdeas people come up with when their entire organization is based on their commitment to the cannabis. Let’s just hope the mission doesn’t get completely toasted — at least not any more than the folks passing out the ganja.