There's been a lot of response to our post about Denver City Councilman Albus Brooks's push todecriminalize marijuana for those under age 21
. But the most memorable of the comments is arguably one from a reader recalling a day when he was seventeen and a police officer had the opportunity to bust him for weed -- and passed it by.
Gabriel J. Gonzales writes:
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I remember being 17 and a cop found weed and a pipe on me and he saw for himself that i wasn't much trouble, not a gangster or tagger.... He put the pipe and the weed on the hood of his car and said, and i quote; "I'm gonna turn my head...and I want you to take your things from the hood of my car and put them away. That shit's gonna be legal in a few years anyway. Besides, I have other shit to do than paperwork." I'm 32 now... which makes that almost half my lifetime ago. Holy shit, time flies.
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