3.07.2006

'Life in Michigan'
" Blind pigs like this one at 932 E. Columbia flourished all over the city during prohibition. In 1929, illegal liquor was second only to the auto industry in Detroit in terms of revenue -- $215 million."

This is a follow up on my Canadian marijuana post. You're wondering how the two connect? I liken attitudes on marijuana the same as attitudes were on liquor during Prohibition. Here's what 'Phoenix' said, "I really don't know much about the whole marijuana thing. I'm on the fence. On one hand, I've met successful intelligent business people that smoke it once in awhile for fun.

On the other, I was also a high school teacher, and I swear to God my potheads were the most idiotic, stupid, and brainless beings in the world. Even smoking just plain tobacco can literally rot your brain.

I do know that smoking marijuana creates oxidation in your body, which releases tons of free radicals.

Free radicals cause aging and disease in humans...a good analogy would be leaving metal outside in the rain. Oxidation leads to rust."

So my big question is: Doesn't that basically describe alcoholics, therefore, the outlawing of liquor in the early 1900's? *sigh*

You wonder where I'm going with this? Right now there are hundreds, probably thousands of individuals in prison with hardened criminals serving sentences of years for marijuana possession. Same thing would be happening if liquor was still prohibited, jails filled.

btw, my Dad used to run a "blind pig"... people would knock on the door with a "Joe sent me" message.

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5 comments:

OldHorsetailSnake said...

But the thing is, people want to die happy -- whether it's from dope or booze.

I only drink because it's legal.

Karen said...

hoss~ i hear ya & agree!

Canadian Dude said...

I'd never heard of blind pigs before.

Karen said...

cd~ I never would have either if it wasn't for my Dad talkin' about it.

Hale McKay said...

I have heard of Speak Easies, but i don't ever recall hearing the term "blind pigs" until now.
..Thanks for the enlightenment.