The War on Drugs may be a misguided waste of time and money, but it's produced some of the greatest moments ever recorded on film.
The following announcment comes to us from the Tennessee Chapter of NORML, the National Organization for...wait a second, I know that package of Famous Amos is around here somewhere...what was I saying? Oh yeah, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws:
This Saturday, May 2 (with the rain date being next Saturday, May 9) is the Worldwide Marijuana March. The march will begin at 12 Noon at the corner of the Woodland Street bridge and First Avenue, near the Titans stadium. If you plan to join us, please be there a few minutes early so that we can assemble as a group. Look for the dark blue NORML t-shirts. If it's pouring down rain, we'll try again on May 9, same time, same place. We're counting on you to turn out in large numbers so we can show Nashville how deeply we care about the re-legalization of cannabis.
More information is available here. (And I'm pretty sure they mean First Street and not First Avenue.)
Considering that alcohol is far more addictive and destructive than pot, and causes much greater impairment of motor skills, it does seem absurd, to say the least, that marijuana is illegal, and that penalties are so severe here in Tennessee and elsewhere.
Not to mention the old axiom, "If Stephen Baldwin says it's wrong, then it's right." (Then again, maybe Ron Paul isn't the legalization movement's ideal poster boy.)