Now that pot is legal many places law enforcement is going a a different route against it. Denver police have acquired an olfactometer to detect the concentration of marijuana smoke in the air. They will be issuing citations for odor ordinance violations if there is too 'high' a concentration of the aroma in public areas adjacent to private homes where the drug is being used. The fine for this ordinance (money maker) is $2000.
A UK Crimestoppers group is handing out scratch and sniff cards to familiarize the public with the smell of pot. This is in the hope that it will help people detect when neighbors are growing marijuana so they can report this serious, dangerous crime.
United States Border Patrol agents found some 'suspicious' cans on the US side of the border with Mexico recently. Upon closer inspection the cans were filled with cannabis and had apparently been shot over the border with a cannon. Wonder how much trouble the guy who thought that one up is in now.
If anyone can explain to me what the hell this song is about, its logic and mythical allegory, and why it was included on Johnny Cash's Xmas album The Christmas Spirit, I'd be grateful. Any easy answers regarding too much drug and/or booze consumption by Cash will be rejected as too facile.