(3.24) Some years ago I was sitting on my couch watching a Lewis Black comedy special. At one point, he took to task the Baby Boomers as a cohort so feckless that they had failed to do the one thing expected of them — legalize marijuana. And I knew he was right. I felt shame for my people.
As fate would have it, I was soon to fall in with various marijuana activists (not an oxymoron) who brought me to the attention of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)* and I have been representing and testifying ever since. And I hate public speaking. But as of April 1st, the new marijuana decriminalization legislation goes into effect here in Rhode Island, and just last month a new bill for taxing and regulating marijuana (legalization) was introduced.
So Mr. Black, you have succeeded where countless others have failed. You got me off my big fat couch.
*I am a former Providence Police officer.
The Rant is Due; tickets still available. Very amusing interview with Channing Gray in today’s ProJo. I love this guy. (Black, not Gray.)
$29.50 to $65, 8pm, Sunday, March 24th, The Rant is Due, PPAC, 220 Weybosset Street