For fun. For a high. For “recreation.” Smoking marijuana is now legal in Colorado, as of January 1, 2014. Not only marijuana for medicinal purposes — that is old hat — but marijuana for any purpose. Legal.
Why? The logic, such as it is, seems to run like this: If people can have legal access to a substance that they can enjoy, and that it easy to abuse to the point of stupor, and to the point of rendering individual lives meaningless and of destroying families, and that can kill people if used while driving or operating machinery — namely, alcohol — then it is only right and fair that people can have legal access to another substance — namely marijuana — that they can also enjoy or abuse, and with which they can also render their lives meaningless and destroy their families or others.