Earlier this week, I wrote a post about the marijuana debate entitled “They labored mightily and brought forth a mouse.”
Turned out I was overly optimistic, because the mouse didn’t make it.
No legalization. No grow-your-own. And as for the House’s idea of a study commission (thx to Seven Days’ Terri Hallenbeck, who never would’ve gotten this into the Free Press):
“Fuck the commission,” a frustrated Senate Judiciary Committee chair Dick Sears (D-Bennington) said after his effort to create a public advisory vote failed. “The commission was unnecessary.”
Agreed. Especially since the commission would have apparently been funded with money diverted from opioid treatment. Sheesh.
The only good thing about this: the House’s brilliant idea of a new saliva test for buzzed driving also failed. That’s the test with no clear scientific basis, according to a state-sponsored study.