Archive for December 8th, 2012

December 8, 2012

Do Polls Only Matter If They Support CRC?

by lewwaters

CRC Poll PiechartAs if we really needed a poll to tell us, recently the Columbian ran an article telling us that most of us would divert to I-205 to cross the Columbia and avoid the tolls planned to soon be in place.

As with most polls, demographics and question wording means a lot when interpreting the results, something the Columbian is quick to bring up now.

We read in their Saturday December 8, 2012 Cheers & Jeers column,

December 8, 2012

Stoners Stumble Across the ‘Law of Unintended Consequences’

by lewwaters

HuhThe enlightened people in the states of Washington and Colorado pushed through their measures to legalize marijuana smoking in the last election, many euphoric over the electoral win and believing their choice of drug, once legalized, will be broadly accepted and they will no longer face consequences for smoking a joint when they so choose.

Since marijuana use is sill illegal under federal law, the question left unanswered for the time being is what will the feds do in the two states, now that they have decided to not follow federal law?

As of this posting, there is only speculation on what the feds may or may not do.

The states have one year to work our regulations concerning the use of marijuana, such detection standards if caught driving under the influence as well as standards to be used should such a case draw a user a citation and they appear in court.

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