This post has been hard for me to write. The subject is a gif of Takeshi Murata’s Melter 2 which will be projected nightly on the side of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis through April 27th. It’s trippy, and today is 4:20 – a major pot holiday – so every draft of this post has devolved into a dry discussion of the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana. In short, I find the efforts to legalize the drug more of a challenge to societal norms than a threat to public health. It’s not a subject I care much about though, so I don’t know much about it, and I fear the little I do know has been colored with hyperbole from both sides of the debate. So, should we legalize it? In my admittedly naive opinion – probably. While I am interested to see the public health statistics coming out of Colorado and Washington over the next couple of years, I do not see whatever benefit we get out of keeping the drug illegal able to justify the costs of enforcing that classification or the loss of personal liberty.
On a side note, I get Santa Claus, but what is the deal with Easter Bunny?