Lost in all the hullabaloo of that big historic vote thing on Tuesday was news that Irish-Catholic hippies in Massachusetts overwhelmingly passed (65%-35%) a ballot initiative decriminalizing possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.
"The change in the law means someone found carrying dozens of joints will no longer be reported to the state's criminal history board."
Dozens of joints!
Possession of small amounts of marijuana in the state is now punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a $500 fine.My God . . . same-sex marriage, legal dope, and black men from Harvard becoming President! It's like bloody Sodom and Gomorrah up there!!!
Once the new law takes effect, those caught with an ounce or less of pot will face a civil offense punishable by a $100 fine. They will also have to forfeit the marijuana. Anyone under 18 will also have to give up the drug, but will face a stiffer, $1,000 fine unless they complete a drug awareness program.
I hope the Anarchists in power in Massachusetts are ready for the huge influx of homosexual hippies from California (Prop 8, anyone?) and spliff-smoking, jazz-playing Negro politicians from everywhere. Haight-Asbury on the Back Bay, here we come!
No doubt, this is the legacy of John F. Kennedy, busing, and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. What would our Pilgrim forefathers and foremothers say!?!? (Don't bogart that joint?)
Final Note: The Boston City Council submitted a resolution late Wednesday night proposing that Fenway Park be re-named "Marley Field." The vote had to be suspended, however, as council members started breaking into uncontrollable laughter and suddenly left en masse for the Dunkin' Donuts across the street.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Public Safety and Security Secretary Kevin Burke at a press conference on Wednesday morning.
UPDATE: The Miami Herald reports this afternoon that Dolphins running back Ricky Williams has asked to be traded to the New England Patriots.
"I've always dreamed of playing for coach Belichick," Williams said. "Even when I was up in Canada. At this point in my career, it would mean a lot to play on a championship-caliber football team."
The Dolphins went 1-15 last season.