Lazy Weekend Music: High Times and Weed Whackers
Posted February 27, 2015on:
Happy weekend, Widdershins. It’s time to extract what’s left of our psyche from the primordial goo of the previous week, and chill out. This weekend, we’ll take chill to a whole new level.
As you may have heard, the District of Columbia has voted to legalize marijuana. The House of Representatives (basically Jason Chaffitz) begs to differ. Indeed, Congress does have oversight of the District, but I am personally rather amused that virtually all resistance to D.C.”s plan comes from the far-right wing of the Republican Party.
The Republican Party made its bones on the strenuous assertion of “Washington interference”. Yessir, there should be more rights given to the individual, and laws should be written to lessen their impact upon ordinary citizens, leaving decisions to be made more so at the local and state levels. Absolutely, except for the really important stuff, such as women’s health care and marijuana. Those particular burning issues require scrupulous oversight. Rep. Chaffitz advised residents of the District that they should move if they were bothered by this.
At any rate, D.C. passed the law, and they plan to go full speed ahead ignoring Congress. This should be wildly entertaining, and I propose that we give them a playlist of pot-appropriate music. Some explicitly refer to marijuana, and many are more nuanced. Anything relevant will be welcomed, as usual. Roll on, D.C.
This is an otherwise open thread.
(1) Rainy Day Women #12 and #35 – Bob Dylan, 1966
(2) Puff the Magic Dragon – Peter, Paul, and Mary, 1963
(3) One Toke Over the Line – Brewer and Shipley, 1971
(4) Let’s Go Get Stoned – Ray Charles, 1966
(5) Don’t Step on the Grass, Sam – Steppenwolfe. 1968
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