NORML Comes To HSU
Actually they're already there. The Humboldt State University Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws with be doing its first Conference Day on Friday at HSU. There's one Lefty/ Libertarian type meeting that I can get behind.
The one thing that bugs me about NORML, and even the Marijuana Policy Project, is they're of the "tax and regulate" school of thought on how to deal with the drug war, or at least marijuana. You can imagine how that makes this libertarian's skin crawl.
That said, that's probably the only realistic way to get the vast majority of people to consider ending the marijuana wars. The idea of just leaving people alone who grow or smoke pot is still foreign to most folks and likely will be for some time.
Local Green Party gadfly, David Cobb, always in search of the limelight, seems to have found a spot for himself at the meeting. Hopefully we'll hear something new from him.
I'll have to admit I find his My Word columns a bit old, having heard much of what he has to say before, though not necessarily from him. Then again, I suppose many of you have heard much of what I've said on this blog before, so perhaps I'm the pot calling the kettle black?
Speaking of David Cobb, wasn't there mention on one of the other blogs of the Times- Standard not running his My Word columns anymore? Looks like whoever said that might have been wrong.