MICHEÁL HOPING FOR ELECTORAL HIGH
MICHEÁL MARTIN was on a high this week – and it wasn’t just because he finally took out the stick and gave Young Dev, and that other Whatshisname Senator from Kerry, six of the best and banishment to an even greater irrelevance than they already had.
The Fianna Fáil leader has now, quite rightly, thrown his weight behind demands for the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal use. And we all know that if that happens, it’s only a matter of time before cannabis becomes legal for recreational use as well.
The Big Lebowski is going to become a very familiar character on the street where you live. Ten American States have now fully legalised the use of cannabis, including even Alaska which is notoriously conservative, having backed a Republican for President in all but one election since 1959.
For good or ill, free availability of cannabis is on the way.
In Colorado people are entitled to have their own mini growhouses with up to six plants, including three that are mature and ready for harvesting. The drug is now being manufactured on an industrial scale in the US for recreational use. In Nevada you can grow your highs at home provided you’re more than 25 miles from a cannabis store.
Sam Elliott and Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski aim high: