Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Potent potables for $200, Alex

The Rocky suffered a bout of reefer madness this weekend, with pro (Mason Tvert of SAFER) and con (Colorado attorney general John Suthers) op-ed columns on the Colorado pot legalization amendment. At this point, of course, there's nothing very interesting, and certainly nothing new, in anyone's arguments on the issue. With the election only two weeks away, why would there be?

Dave Kopel's regular column this week begins, "You can call the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post a lot of things, but one thing you can't call them is 'fair and balanced.'" He concentrates on the papers' coverage early this year of (education) amendments C and D, but mentions the papers' biased coverage of Amendment 44 in passing.

Update: The Post, not to be left completely behind in the pothead stakes, ran a round-up type story on the amendment yesterday, citing a September 28 poll showing it failing with voters 36 to 29 percent, with 35 percent undecided.

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