A Denver event planner was fired after she vaporized marijuana on live television was she presented a story on the recent marijuana “pot rush”. According to the Denver Post, Amy Dannemiller was fired from her job at CNBC after her bosses saw her vaping marijuana on a news night segment.
If you thought that was all, think again. Dannemiller actually launched a business last month where she hosts cannabis theme dinner parties. Talk about cashing in on the windfall. The truth is, its pretty hard to differentiate between the real vapers and the fakers out there trying to becoming overnight celebrities.
Now, this does not mean Ms. Dannemiller falls in the former, group, however, it does reveal the lengths at which people are willing to go to prove a point. In her words, this is what she said:
“I’m just trying to change the mind-set and definition of what cannabis consumption looks like. I’m actually shocked that so many people think the fact that I consume marijuana is so shocking. So I think it is important to say, ‘I use marijuana, and that’s OK.’ ”
Looking back, it’s easy to see that pot use isn’t OK with everybody, even though four major polls the past year have documented America’s first-ever shift toward favoring legal marijuana.
However, the story gets more interesting.. When asked during a recent interview if she had any regrets about her actions, this is what she said:
“It’s just something I knew I had to do,”
“There are so many images in all of this media — people taking bong rips and pipe hits and passing joints — and if I’m trying to say that this should be normalized but didn’t want myself on camera, I would be hypocritical.”
Today I want to flip the script a bit and ask for your honest opinion. Do you think Amt Dannemiller’s actions were right irregardless of whether it was late night television or not and do you think states should enforce laws that take care of citizens who are not for the legalization?
Feel free to share what you think about this. Your views are always welcome.