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Smoke responsibly

Eric Olander
Guest Opinion

An open letter to potheads — of­ whom I was one back in the day. When it was illegal and therefore fun. When prohibition created the demand. Incidentally the only reason why I believe marijuana should be legal in all 50 states: to decrease artificially created demand. Something entrepreneurs in the upstart industry better plan for when the euphoria of newness wears off.

Anyway, this letter isn’t about business and one’s responsibility to the bottom line. It is about responsibility toward your fellow man. Hence with summer and the crowds of concert season upon us, I’m giving you all a heads up about how individual rights are entwined in the rights of others and what your responsibility is toward keeping your freedom to indulge.

Pot is legal to consume in your own home. Not in crowds. Not necessarily because these crowds are peopled with those who are against your right to comatose yourself with ever-and-ever-stronger strains of cannabis, but people who will lose their jobs if they indulged because they’re subject to random testing.

Great! Nibble on a cookie if you get that the responsibility entailed in exercising your individual rights is to make sure nobody losses their job via a contact high, as they use to call it when I did my Purification Rundown (a program that in fact runs foreign chemicals out of a body’s fatty tissue).

You see, pot stays in one’s body much longer than the couple of weeks in the blood because it is a fat-soluble substance and actually gets stored in the fat. Those particular molecules of fat-stored THC may burn off way in the future because this is when the body taps into it. To feed the starving soul.

I remember when my little brother ran Narconon Denver, he had this drummer who wouldn’t EP (End Phenomena: which is when all the chemicals are finished being expatriated from one’s fat) because his bandmates would smoke a doobie during practice. Solution: Forgo band practice till he EPed.

Because he was presently doing a program that ran drugs out of your system with five hours per day in a sauna for however long his own metabolism needed (I took 49 days) he didn’t have to worry about the future like the random guy standing next to you at a concert. So show the world we are responsible to our individual rights by respecting the rights of others this summer, as you move outdoors, where everybody is just trying to enjoy this thing called life with as little stress as possible.

Eric Olander lives in Glenwood Springs


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