Well here is a fun topic to play with.
According to KATU News the Washington State Legislature has a proposal to legalize smoking cannabis in areas governed by a liquor license.
Lets think about all of the different directions that this can take.
There are a ton of positions that an individual can stand on, along with internal rips.
Here is a substance that appears to not have carcinogenic concerns, not physically addictive, is legal within the state for adults…
Is this an issue of liberty, state rights, health, state revenue, business rights, parental rights, or something that I have not thought of yet?
Is the state looking to do this to put business back in the bar to help with the losses from the liquor not being sold by state run stores? Could it be so that cannabis has an even stronger sales base from which they generate revenues for the state coffers?
Personally, I am pro-cannabis and pro-liberty, but I have to stand against this idea.
How much second hand smoke does it take to cause someone to fail a UA?
I know that I would be pissed if I lost my job because I spent too long in a bar with people smoking pot in close proximity. I remember sweating bullets when I saw Pink Floyd in RFK Stadium and the place was all a buzz so to speak. I did not smoke it myself, but only because I had an Army physical the Monday after the show.
It is great to have rights and privileges, but we cannot infringe on other’s rights in the process of enjoying ours.
Here is a notice form the Liquor Control Board on the proposal:
I hope that it stays up, the page from KATU and KOMO have been pulled down.
stealing the text, just in case. This writing does belong to Noah Bond and the KOMO Staff.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – A proposal to legalize marijuana use in bars could drastically change night life in Washington state.
The state Liquor Control Board discussed the issue Wednesday morning in Olympia and is taking public comment on the proposal.
The mood inside the meeting was somber and slightly contentious. One man spoke up when he should not have to make a statement – but was met with flat stares by members on the board.
Marijuana use could become more commonplace in Washington if the board decides to allow marijuana consumption in bars licensed to sell liquor.
Currently, state law prohibits smoking marijuana in public view – but that could change under a proposed revision to Washington state code made last October. The proposal would allow anyone the right consume any type of marijuana in a liquor-licensed business.
The revision was proposed since some bars are already letting customers smoke pot. And many people are OK with the idea.
“My biggest issue with marijuana is with kids being exposed to it. And if it’s in bars and stuff and can be monitored legally, you know, maybe that’s the best way to go,” says Randy Reeves of Olympia.
But not everyone is supportive.
“I like going into a bar and not having cigarette smoke, and I don’t want to get into a bar and smell marijuana,” says Suzy Scuderi of Olympia.
Marijuana consumption in bars could be commonplace as early as late January if the rule change gets the green light.
Wednesday is the deadline for Washington state residents to comment on the proposal.