It’s now been 3 months since the legalize of the production, sale, possession and use of recreational marijuana was introduced to Colorado. The 1930’s exploitation film, Reefer Madness, promised marijuana users would turn to manslaughter, suicide, rape, extreme mental issues and more. So far, that does not seem to be the case….
Overall property crime in the first two months of 2014 fell by 14.6 percent in Denver compared to the same period of 2013. There wasn’t as dramatic of a shift in overall violent crime rates for the same period, but they were still down by 2.4 percent. – After 3 Months Of Legal Pot Sales, Denver Still Not A Crime-Filled Hellscape
Just a few days ago, in Denver, a 47-year old man named Richard Kirk shot and killed his wife. The media is trying hard to make it seem like marijuana is to blame….
Authorities say a Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with 911 bought marijuana-infused candy and a pre-rolled joint in the hours before he allegedly shot and killed her. – Warrant: Denver man ate pot candy before killing wife (actually take a few seconds and read the story)
In today’s world, everyone has a voice and a lot of them use it. Only difference is our news media is no longer one-sided. Following the story, Nancy Grace posted the tweet below prompting a fantastic response from Seth Rogen.
.@NancyGraceHLN you are a fucking dumbass.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 17, 2014
There is a very similar story to this Richard Kirk incident dating all the way back to 1905. The story here is about a man named Jean Lanfray who was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and children. During lunch on August 28, 1905, Lanfray consumed seven glasses of wine, six glasses of cognac, one coffee laced with brandy, two crème de menthes, and two glasses of absinthe after eating a sandwich. Even though Landray was a known to enjoy his alcohol, it was argued that the two ounces of absinthe were to blame for the murders and this story became famously known as the Absinthe Murders.
On May 15, 1906, after a petition receiving 82,000 signatures was circulated, absinthe was banned in Switzerland. Poor absinthe, guilty by association and as a result, banned for close to a century. If you were not aware, just a few years ago, the ban on absinthe was also lifted. Crazy what sort of panic one story has the ability to create in a society, isn’t it?
If that is not enough for you, there was always this fantastic argument between Piers Morgan and Ann Coulter as they debate the legalization of marijuana comparing it to smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol.
By: Pat Hanavan