How Marijuana Became North Dakota’s Groundhog Day
Not like the rodent, more like the movie. Y'know the movie Groundhog Day where this guy here is stuck in the same situation time and time again.
For our purposes let's pretend Bill Murray is in the movie and he just thinks he's spotted a legal weed dispensary. Well, Bill unless you have a medical marijuana card it's not legal yet but it may be inching closer.
This analogy is bad news for legal weed supporters.
In the movie Groundhog Day, how many times do you think Bill Murray woke up to Sonny and Cher and relived the same day? Seriously, how many? Harold Ramis the director of the movie told this theory to whatculture.com.
I think the 10-year estimate is too short. It takes at least 10 years to get good at anything, and alloting for the downtime and misguided years he spent, it had to be more like 30 or 40 years.
Can medical dispensaries bogart the weed for decades? It seems like we've been writing the gathering signatures story for years and it turns out we have been. Stoners are getting grouchy.
But could THIS BE THEIR YEAR?
The Associated Press does what it always does...report the news.
A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota turned in more that 25,000 signatures to the secretary of state Monday in an effort to place the matter before voters in November.
They only needed 15,582 signatures to get the measure on the general election ballot. So, they seem to even have excess signatures that they could afford to lose. Just last week Minnesota seemed to accidentally legalize edibles! So is it crazy to think weed could have a shot at actually getting shot down by voters this November?
The state wants the tax money and a lot of people are just getting bored and are OK with legalizing weed provided that Sonny and Cher song stops playing on the alarm clock.