Bill Maher warns Colorado about responsible use of marijuana?
Bill Maher gave a warning to Colorado in a manner only Bill Maher could. It was a very intelligent skit that may have gone over the heads of many.
He started out with perennial New York Times columnist (writer of useless articles with a very large platform) Maureen Dowd. She wrote an article on June 3rd, 2014 about a marijuana hallucinogenic trip she had in Colorado. Maureen Dowd wrote,
The caramel-chocolate flavored candy bar looked so innocent, like the Sky Bars I used to love as a child.
Sitting in my hotel room in Denver, I nibbled off the end and then, when nothing happened, nibbled some more. I figured if I was reporting on the social revolution rocking Colorado in January, the giddy culmination of pot Prohibition, I should try a taste of legal, edible pot from a local shop.
What could go wrong with a bite or two?
One would think that an intelligent journalist who decided to try a mind altering chemical whether it be alcohol, marijuana, or some other substance would be careful to see how the body reacted. One would think a journalist would do some research. Instead she overdid it for a newbie and fell into a paranoid and hallucinogenic frenzy. With that she wrote an alarmist article.
Bill Maher in a very funny New Rules touched on many topics that those that want to maintain the freedom to use marijuana should heed. He said Colorado must be the Jackie Robinson of marijuana legislation. He is absolutely right. Jackie Robinson had to endure unfair attacks as he continued to push forward.
Maureen Dowd pointed out a few incidents of driving under the influence of marijuana and an isolated incident of a man killing his wife apparently after eating marijuana infused Karma Kandy. Are these types of incidents not daily occurrences with alcohol? In 2010 10,228 people were killed in alcohol impaired crashes.
Bill Maher’s advice is actually pretty sound. It should not be taken lightly. In effect he tells Colorado to get it right lest it ruins it for everybody. Educate folks. Don’t mix pot and alcohol. Don’t eat marijuana the first time (or definitely eat less than Maureen Dowd ate). Stay away from heavy stuff that veteran smokers use. In other words dispensers must talk to folks like pharmacist would.
Bill Maher had a little jab for both the cigarette industry and the pharmaceutical industry. Don’t label marijuana products like children candy, something RJ Reynolds would do. Why? Parents don’t want their kids on that controlled substance, marijuana. Of course the pharmaceutical industry has indoctrinated most into believing that the likes of Adderall, Lexapro, Lithium, and Klonopin are just fine.
Maher has used his show many times to press the case for marijuana legalization. He made a case for both Conservatives and Liberals in language they each understand. He also took a swipe at President Obama given his own pot use.