Since the library will be closed on Monday, our next meeting will be the following Monday (16 October). We’ll turn to the “cold war aftermath” topic that was proposed for last Monday–the group got distracted and didn’t address it.
As a warm-up to this evening’s “Community Conversation” and the Town of Surry’s public hearing on the subject, we’ll be discussing marijuana, legalization in Maine, and Peninsula town’s reactions to the opportunity to decide whether to regulate certain commercial marijuana activities.
Here’s a link to a recent Denver Post article, provided by Richard Jacoby (who spends a lot of time in Colorado–resident?), that should help to get us started. Richard notes that the Denver Post has generally been sympathetic to marijuana legalization. He also adds:
Note it is only a correlation but does underestimate the impaired problem because the samples have usually been taken several hours after the fact and in many cases once a legal limit of alcohol has been detected the coroner doesn’t bother with testing for other drugs. It points out the difficulties of addressing the effect of drug impaired driving.
See you later today!
In case you were losing sleep about increasing automation and replacement of human labor, you might be somewhat relieved to read the attached article from today’s WSJ: Workers: Fear Not the Robot Apocalpyse.