‘If they’re gonna use it, they’re gonna use it.’

Colorado cop and DARE officer Vern Rucker probably didn’t set out to undercut the stated purpose for the war on drugs when he spoke to the reporter for the Cortez Journal, a paper located in a small town in the southwestern part of the state. But that’s just what Rucker did, thoroughly undermining one of the key rationales for the war when asked what effect the presence of licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Cortez would have on rates of usage among Our Most Precious Natural Resource, the damned kids:

“I don’t think (the presence of medical marijuana dispensaries) has anything to do with it,” he said. “If they’re gonna use it, they’re gonna use it. They don’t have to have a card. They just go get it.”

Exactly. On behalf of drug legalization advocates the world over: thanks for making our case, Officer Rucker!  Now here’s an organization you might be interested in.

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About Charles Davis

A writer and producer with whose work has aired on television and radio and been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, The Nation and The New Republic.
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One Response to ‘If they’re gonna use it, they’re gonna use it.’

  1. stillnotking says:

    As Utah Phillips said at a commencement once: Don't ever let them think you're a precious natural resource. Have you seen what they do to precious natural resources?

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