Yesterday in the California State Capitol, where we are dealing with such actual crises as a massive state budget deficit, declining educational system and job losses, our state Assembly found time to pass AB2312, a bill aimed at providing a framework for overseeing and regulating California’s far-flung medical marijuana industry. which would for the first time require marijuana dispensaries, growers, delivery services and manufacturers of pot products to register with the state and be overseen by an appointed nine-member board. It also would compel cities and counties to authorize one dispensary for every 50,000 residents unless local officials or voters approve a ban on pot shops. Only in California. I can imagine that we will soon see a nine-member board which includes Snoop Dogg, Michael Phelps and Tim Lincecum.
Opponents of regulating the medical marijuana industry no doubt said, “Dude, I am totally bummed. Pass the twinkies.”
As I was reading up on this I came across an old Saturday Night Live video which was released shortly after Proposition 215 was passed to legalize doctor-prescribed medical marijuana in California. It completely cracks me up, particularly because it stars Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey, who I always think is hilarious when he’s on this show, and Michael Palin, who is just hilarious, period.
“The glaucoma has cleared right up but now I can’t stop eating cheetos.”
“Yo, you know Blue Cross don’t cover that…you gotta show me the money,” says Jamal, the new in-house pharmacist.
Happy Friday! (ps–sorry about the annoying ad you have to watch first)