It's a pleasure to read reports of the Bong hits for Jesus proceedings in the US Supreme Court:
Scores of students waited outside the Supreme Court on Monday for a chance to listen to arguments in a test of student speech rights — a high school senior's display of a banner reading "Bong Hits 4 Jesus."Apart from the amusement value, it's almost liberty porn, for someone in Europe, to see a country that takes rights of free speech so seriously that their highest court will deliberate over whether or not a student should be allowed to hold up a silly sign - and that raises 17 year olds who will contest the issue and whose friends will stand outside the court in his support.
"I would never do it, but at the same time, it's free speech," said Chaim Frenkel, 17
Meanwhile, as though further proof were needed that the editors of The Independent newspapers have been toking so hard they've started hallucinating, we read yesterday that:
More than 22,000 people were treated last year for cannabis addictionCannabis isn't physically addictive, but authoritarianism clearly is.