Comment of the Day

Reader: The desire to alter consciousness is a fundamental human trait

We're still collecting comments aplenty on our Amendment 64 revenue-projection post and its assorted updates and rebuttals.

Here's one that stands out: an argument that all of us have a desire to intoxicate ourselves in one way or another.

tribune420 writes:

If the no side can't admit that marijuana is safer than alcohol; and that the desire to alter consciousness is a fundamental human trait, they don't have a logical dog in this fight.

It's like a yappy dog that can't admit that they are annoying.

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