Haute Cuisine

In yesterday’s paper was an article about how prevalent marijuana use is amongst professional chefs. (According to my wide-ranging observations, they could also have written the same article about professional writers, artists, dancers, musicians, psychologists, lawyers, accountants, etc.). It’s an interesting story, and remarkable for how casually marijuana use, which is after all still illegal, is discussed by all the interviewees.

High time we just legalized the stuff, if you ask me. It is at this point completely “mainstream”, and keeping it illegal breeds contempt for the law, feeds the Mexican drug cartels, is an infringement of personal liberty, and deprives the US economy of a fantastically lucrative source of tax revenue.

Anyway, read the story here.

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3 Comments

  1. Kevin Kim says

    I agree that la marie-jeanne should be legalized, but I sometimes wonder whether the illegality is part of what makes it so desirable. (Even the notion of medicinal marijuana is restrictive enough to tempt people to abuse the rules.)

    Posted May 20, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    No, I really don’t think so. Maybe among kids.

    Posted May 20, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Permalink
  3. the one eyed man says

    We have a proposition here in California to legalize adult use of marijuana which will be voted on in November.

    Posted May 21, 2010 at 9:27 am | Permalink