Flying “High”June 28, 2008 at 6:40 am | Posted in humor, Miscellaneous, News, strange news, What if? | 7 Comments
Tags: air travel, airports, Marijuana, Marijuana lounges in airports, pot, weed
Flying high could take on a new meaning and perhaps become your airline’s new slogan if proponents of marijuana lounges in airports have their way.
Marijuana proponents want to know why federal officials continue to allow people to use alcohol on airplanes, but won’t allow pot smoking in the lounges at Denver International Airport.
“Does it make sense to allow adults to use a drug that causes problems on airplanes and not allow them to use one that does not cause problems on airplanes?” asked Mason Tvert, executive director of Safer Alternatives For Enjoyable Recreation. read more
Stupid as it sounds, it might not be a bad idea. It could even be taken a step further by requiring everyone (over the age of eighteen) to get high before boarding. Perhaps they could add it as another step of the security process. You would remove your shoes, empty your pockets, place all of your crap on the conveyor to be x-rayed, walk through the metal detectors while having a bong shoved in your face, take a few hits and you’re good to go. Adopting this policy could alleviate a host of problems for the passengers and the flight crews.
Potential hijackers/terrorists would mellow out causing them to forget what it was they were supposed to do. Passengers angry about poor service, canceled or late flights would chill out. Everyone would be cool with being stuck on the tarmac an extra hour before takeoff and whining toddlers kicking the seat backs would cause uncontrolled fits of giggling among the passengers. The only downside for the airline is they would have to increase our pretzel allotment due to rampant munchies.