How much do you want to bet that after a long nights work… Jimmy Fallon kicks back on his extremely plush couch and hits more than a couple of fat bong rips. If so, his audience sure wouldn’t seem to mind.
After polling his studio audience on their current belief regarding marijuana legalization: legalize it or not? And receiving the obvious response -seemingly all but one in the studio audience were overwhelmingly in favor recreational pot laws. Jimmy went on to run down his list of marijuana legalization’s pros and cons.
1.) Pro: it could generate millions in revenue for states. Con: it could generate trillions in revenue for Taco Bell.
2.) Pro: Taxing marijuana sales can help the U.S. avoid a fiscal cliff. Con: Then we can celebrate with a fiscal split.
3.) Pro: Marijuana is legal in two states. Con: And Preetty much legal in the other 48.
4.) Pro: To increase “drug tourism,” Colorado has come up with a new advertising slogan: Cons: “What happens in Colorado, stays in Colo… Wait, what was I talking about???
5.) Pro: Getting high with your family at Thanksgiving. Con: Watching your grandma pour Cheetos all over her turkey.
While you may not find any humor in Jimmy’s attempt at trivializing our national debate, the fact that weed received such an overwhelming response from his studio audience was great. In addition to a being a topic of national discussion…the fact that the American public is willing to laugh at the notion of marijuana being thought of as a dangerous substance, should be considered baby steps forward towards overall public acceptance.