DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Riding the high, so to speak, of Colorado’s legalization of the recreational use of cannabis, six members of the Northern Virginia chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML, spoke before the Fairfax County legislative delegation over the weekend.
In the video above, you can hear murmurs in the crowd when the topic is first broached.
“I’ve always thought marijuana prohibition was foolish, but I never really thought about fighting it,” said Margaret Boyne, a retired IT consultant. “After all, I’m white. I’m middle-aged. Suburban. I will always be able to buy pot from friends who work on the Hill, or at State or at any of several DC law firms. I really don’t have any personal stake in this debate.”
Boyne got a chuckle when she explained that 1 gram of pot equals about 1 tablespoon for the state lawmakers who aren’t familiar. Statistically, she said, at least one of the state delegates and senators was a casual pot smoker.