We've had so many discussions in D&D about should marijuana be legalized, and the war on drugs in general. Well the day has come and it turns out, all the naysayers were right! Weed is evil!
Marijuana overdoses killed 37 people in the first day!http://dailycurrant.com/2014/01/02/marijuana-overdoses-kill-37-in-colorado-on-first-day-of-legalization/
Colorado is reconsidering its decision to legalize recreational pot following the deaths of dozens due to marijuana overdoses.
According to a report in the Rocky Mountain News, 37 people were killed across the state on Jan. 1, the first day the drug became legal for all adults to purchase. Several more are clinging onto life in local emergency rooms and are not expected to survive.
"It's complete chaos here," says Dr. Jack Shepard, chief of surgery at St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver. "I've put five college students in body bags since breakfast and more are arriving every minute.
"We are seeing cardiac arrests, hypospadias, acquired trimethylaminuria and multiple organ failures. By next week the death toll could go as high as 200, maybe 300. Someone needs to step in and stop this madness. My god, why did we legalize marijuana? What were we thinking?"
Ok, so that site is satire, like the onion, but news station and dumb people are picking up on it and reporting it as fact in some places. As far as I can tell things have gone swimmingly and sales are through the roof. Colorado is expecting 67M in tax revenue this yearhttp://www.cnn.com/2014/01/04/us/colorado-marijuana-legalization-store/index.html?hpt=hp_c3
Shops had so many customers owners dropped the limit per purchase to an 1/8 of an ounce so that they wouldn't run out.
Remember, marijuana is still illegal Federally, and that many employers are still requiring drug screening for employment. This is the big thing IMO on how this plays out in the statehttp://blog.al.com/breaking/2014/01/marijuana_may_be_legal_in_colo.html
It'll be interesting to see personal responsibility (IE people coming to work high) and how the state shifts pre employment screening.
Anybody in Colorado and Washington want to chime in on how things seem?
*edit* and in 2014 Alaska, Oregon, and DC add legalized marijuana