Go to Wikipedia and look at the fourth primary school of thought on the subject. I think I’m using the word in the right context.
So we’ll start off with this kid that got caught peddling some cannabis. He sold a quarter pound to a snitch. As is common, the kid (25-year-old) sort of (Sort of? Heh) threw himself on the mercy of the court; Nevada Judge Gamble’s District Court. Matthew’s (the kid) attorney said that the arrest and drug abuse treatment convinced his client he had a drug problem. Matthew said that alcohol and cannabis were gateway drugs that led to harder stuff.
No, I’m not going to start freaking out yet. If Matt thinks that, then okay… I guess. I’m not Matt, are you? Frankly, I think the kid is pulling some sort of show to keep his young ass out of a Nevada jail but, I’ll digress.
Imagine you’ve gone to the circus. You’re under the big top and the spot light has just come on. Got your popcorn?
Matt says he grew the cannabis he was peddling. He says he has an authorization from the State of California for medicinal use. He used records from his chiropractor to give evidence of his need: back pain. (California is rather loose in their requirements) Matt told the judge he didn’t obtain the authorization for medicinal use at all, but recreational.
I can’t help but wonder if the judge and Matt’s attorney golf together. I mean, holy smokes, man! Is this kid really this screwed up? Is his attorney just as? At this point this whole “Come to Jesus” thing (it’s a colloquialism, don’t freak) seems to be getting a little out of hand. But then, again, I’m not Matt and neither are you.
The Ring Master has stepped into the light.
As part of Matt’s penance the Judge ordered Matt to relinquish his medicinal standing. That sounds fair, right? The kid already admitted… He also told young Matthew to submit a paper discussing how the young man had come to the realization that cannabis was a gateway drug. Further, the Judge was quoted as calling California’s medicinal cannabis law(s) nonsensical.
Is anyone sitting there with their mouth agape?
I can’t decide at this point whether the clown car has pulled into the ring or that guy is about to leap from 100 feet into the kiddie pool. A circus by any other name…