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Letter: First guns, now pot

First guns, now pot

Dear Editor:

Stoners, I can’t say what happened up there in Emerald City, but down here, just a breeze away from Kansas, was printed the funniest news article I’ve read in years (“Carbondale to seek local tax for marijuana,” July 18, Glenwood Springs Post Independent).

And I had, just last week, sworn against getting involved in “valley” politics, but this jumped out and slapped me so hard I hit my head on the typewriter.

The most amusing part was those so-called commissioners, councilmen or whatever. Clearly, trustees they’re not. That is insofar as the definition. Maybe they got hold of some bad pot.

This so reeks of revolution! No wonder they wanted to disarm us. It’s hard to believe people crafty enough to get elected to office can also be ignorant enough to even consider profiting from inflated taxes on any type of marijuana use — let alone allowing it to get printed!

The statement I refer to is one from Frosty Merriott that parallels the pharmaceutical industry’s illegal profit from the sick and elderly. He must have used the same tactics G.W. used to get elected. Hope you don’t think I’m talking about “McKlintock!”

If this gets printed, I’ll really be surprised, but I can always find another media venue. Won’t be Rolling Stone. They’re traitors!

Really. Don’t elected officials know where the power really is? Not from the end of a barrel. From the end of a pen. Always has.

Now would be a good time to remember one of my mentors. Jack Kerouac was the first, but I got my spunk from another. Happy birthday, Hunter.

Joe Lewis


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