Saturday, 18 August 2012
Yes I have had pot and booze on my mind this morning.
Washington State is in the process of putting legalization of pot on the ballot this Novemeber as there are enough signatures to do so.
I have been doing a lot of thinking about this and have also been discussing it with TD, and my son.
June 1, 2012, Washington State got out of the booze business, and booze stores became privately owned, and hard booze is now in Walmart and major grocery stores.
I was concerned about that at first until I realized I was cocnerned about my own sobriety and how tempted I might be walking down the bread aisle past the vodka. It was a shock at first seeing it there, but now I do not even notice it.
If I want to drink I will drink. If I want to smoke pot I will and it is easy to get even though it is illegal.
I choose to remain clean and sober one day at a time, and I write this just to clarify my position.
I did a lot of thinking about this, (not about getting drunk and smoking pot), but about how easily available it all is, and decided that people who want to will, and those who don"t won"t.
When the people of Washington state voted to put the state out of the booze business they also voted in a 30% over the board tax on it and many of them didn"t read the fine print.
They are unhappy about the 30% over the board taxes, but they voted it in.
I am wondering how many people are going to vote in the legalization of pot without reading the fine print of how much the state is going to make off of it.
I say legalize it as the state needs the money.