On ironies and big ideas

By Chris Dickey.
A couple of weeks ago local Sheriff Rick Besecker spoke to a group of Gunnison adults about the topic of marijuana legalization. Among other points, he discussed how tricky it can be discerning what cons t i tutes l awful use and possession of the natural substance, and what tips the scales into the illegal arena. Talk about a cloudy subject. Of course there is the federal vs. state contradiction; pot still being illegal in the eyes of the feds while the people of Colorado voted to legalize it in this state. But if you take a closer look at the dizzying array of scenarios in which people can and cannot legally partake, it really becomes a rather absurd game of defying common sense.

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