Monday, June 04, 2012

At the Same Time NYC Obesity Czar Wages War on Sugar, He Plans to Scale Back the War on Drugs

NY Times reports that "Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana."

He just can't make up his mind about the Nanny State, can he? 

And a great comment below from Moe "NYC will be like hell for Mary Jane users. Easier to partake, yes ,but no obesity-inducing snacks?? Cruel world."


At 6/04/2012 4:50 PM, Blogger Moe said...

NYC will be like hell for Mary Jane users. Easier to partake, yes ,but no obesity-inducing snacks?? Cruel world.

At 6/04/2012 5:29 PM, Blogger Jon Murphy said...


At 6/04/2012 8:21 PM, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

>>> "NYC will be like hell for Mary Jane users. Easier to partake, yes ,but no obesity-inducing snacks?? Cruel world.

Indeed. Anyone who has ever puffed a toke knows that The Munchies is a massive side effect.

So you're going to be "high" but seriously stressed out looking for potato chips.

That should make for an interesting reversal of the criminal role: "Yes, your Honor, I was already high. I broke into the apartment in which I was apprehended to see if they had any Dolly Madison cakes I could steal..."


At 6/04/2012 8:55 PM, Blogger Methinks said...

Well, of course Herr Bloomberg has made up his mind about the nanny state. There is nothing contradictory here.

In the nanny state, Nanny Bloomberg decides what you shall and shall not ingest.

At 6/04/2012 10:35 PM, Blogger John Lambert said...

I don't totally disagree with the governor, and do believe that MaryJ should be less criminal and more controlled and taxed much like alcohol sales.

I don't take special issues with products that people ingest just because they're classified under DEA law. I do take issue with society and governments making criminals out of indigent stupid people that are so prurient in their nature they have no personal self control.

Selling or using MJ is no worse than abusing alcohol in like manner. The only reason we still keep this dilapidated drug enforcement structure around is because of a lack of gonads to wrestle with and change the legislation and balance it in the public opinion.

Funny, but I've actually arrested a thief & MJ user during my stint in law enforcement that told the presiding judge a similar story as in OBloodyHell's last paragraph.

The truth: the worse the economy gets and the more protracted recovery looks, the closer we'll get to using such legislative and enforcement changes to fuel economic recovery.

At 6/05/2012 8:27 AM, Blogger morganovich said...

this is actually cuomo's idea. bloomberg is just getting behind it, ironically, because of his startlingly fascist "stop and frisk" policies aimed at "terrorists" and those carrying guns have been leading to scads of arrests of pot possession.

while i think this is a good law and worthy of support, it does little to change my view that bloomberg is a scary nanny state proponent with deeply totalitarian leanings. i think he would happily run his own version of the cheka if he thought he could get away with it.


"your honor, NYC soda was just not big enough for my cottonmouth, so i HAD to buy bootleg pepsi out of trunk of some guy from jersey..."


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