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Sorry, dudes: Legal marijuana in Colorado and Washington does not mean Rockies and Mariners can smoke pot

Nov 7, 2012, 11:32 AM EDT

Tim Lincecum AP

One of the more interesting developments in yesterday’s election was Colorado and Washington legalizing marijuana.

Maybe this is just, like, my opinion man, but given how poor the results of the war on drugs have been, this move should be applauded. And even if you’re not pro-pot in any way shape or form, it’s a great moment for the whole states-as-laboratories-of-democracy thing. Maybe it works. Maybe it doesn’t. But no matter what happens, we’ll actually know more about the pros and cons of our nation’s drug laws in a few years as a result. As of now, we’re just flying blind. And kinda crashing, actually.

Of course it’s great for comedy too because, let’s face it, stoners are rather ridiculous in their own endearing way, and the jokes that arise from this sort of thing can be a lot of fun. Jokes like this one:

But you can save them as far as baseball is concerned. Because the legality of pot in Colorado and Washington will have no bearing on the Joint Drug Agreement:


Which should not be surprising given how the performance enhancing drug rules work. Many PEDs are perfectly legal but banned by the league. And weed is going to stay the same way.

  1. pooflingingmonkey - Nov 7, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    50 day suspension for weed… but drink all the Budwesier (Official Beer of Major League Baseball) you like!

  2. eugenesaxe - Nov 7, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    What exactly are the posting rules here? Make a legitimate, intelligent post that someone disagrees with, and have it deleted?

  3. denny65 - Nov 7, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Don’t forget, boys and girls, Timmy is a native of Bellevue, Washington, and spent his, uh, formative years at the Univ. of Washington. I’m not sure where he spends his off-seasons, but Washington would now have to be right near the top of his list.

  4. xjokerz - Nov 9, 2012 at 4:28 AM

    About time legalization of marijuana began. Now it will spread throughout the country as it should have 50 years ago. So nice to see this country be more liberal and stupid crap like pot

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