New York Post Can't Write About Marijuana Without Laughing

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Even as medical marijuana's cascading political momentum becomes undeniable, there nevertheless remain a few aspiring comedians in the press who just can't talk about it with a straight face: 

NJ 'joint' vote to legalize medical pot

By ED ROBINSON and MAGGIE HABERMAN

New Jersey moved to the brink of legalizing medical marijuana last night when both houses of the state Legislature voted that it's high time to make the move. [New York Post]

Get it? 'Joint' vote? 'High' time? You're lucky if you saw this story first in the New York Post, because none of the other papers covered yesterday's developments with such irreverence. For example, check out NYT's boring coverage, which completely fails to find any humor in the situation and focuses instead on the seriously ill patients who will soon have legal access to their medicine.

Ed and Maggie were so busy dreaming up clever puns that they got a little sloppy with the facts:

The weed would be doled out by authorized state suppliers under the bill, which would make the Garden State the 14th to allow purchase of pot for medical reasons -- though the home-grown type would still be outlawed.

Actually, most of those states don't permit medical marijuana sales, and it's typical that the reporters who work hardest to make jokes about marijuana policy also have the toughest time getting the details right. Fortunately, New Jersey's lawmakers, as well as the American people and even the White House have come to understand that there's nothing the least bit funny about ending the arrest of seriously ill patients who rely on marijuana for medical treatment.

Whether you're the New York Post, or even the President of the New Jersey Senate, if you think anyone's looking for laughs in the medical marijuana debate, the joke's on you.
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You hit the nail right on

You hit the nail right on the head as someone should do to the idiots who report erroneous facts that just make our fight that much harder.

The truth is coming out; they won't be snickering much longer

Increasingly, sophmoric quips about this so-called recreational drug label the reporter/pundit as ignorant, pig-headed and still blinded by last century propaganda. On the other hand, citizens who have discovered that cannabis sativa is an ancient, safe and effective medicine are seen as thoughtful, independent and well-informed. The tide has turned.

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New Jersey's lawmakers, as well as the American people and even the White House have come to understand that there's nothing the least bit funny about ending the arrest of seriously ill patients who rely on marijuana for medical treatment.

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