Doobie Dos and Don'ts

With the growing acceptance of Marijuana as a recreational drug, as you might expect, the discussion of pot is populated with a prolific preponderance of playful platitudes and profundity.

In 2013, after Washington State legalized recreation use of pot, the police instituted “Operation Orange Fingers” at Seattle’s annual Hempfest.  In the first half an hour they gave away 1,000 snack-size bags of Doritos with a copy of the new rules about weed use in the state.

The crowd ate it up.  The Don'ts included "Don't drive while high," and "Don't use pot in public. You could be cited but we'd rather give you a warning." The “Do” was the tongue in cheek comment, "Do listen to Dark Side of the Moon at a reasonable volume."

In Colorado, where the laws have become the most liberal in the country, NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), issued their own “Doobie-DOs” list to help consumers understand the complexities of the new law that began on January 1st in the Mile High State.


The lengthy list includes such things as: “DO purchase up to one ounce of marijuana if you are 21 or older, but only from a licensed retail marijuana store. DO consider 10mg or less as starter dose for edibles. Wait 45 minutes or longer to see how you feel before consuming more. Falling asleep or feeling too “high” is avoidable.” And, “DO be patient with us. We're making history here.”

With 31 states now considering Marijuana law reform and national legislation now considered a matter of when, rather than if, let’s hope the trend of keeping a good humor continues.

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