This morning, while I was throwing out all the old newspapers we had lying around, I found one that had all the results of last weekend's election. That in itself wouldn't be interesting, except for the fact that some of those minority parties I blogged about a few days ago got amazing results. I looked at how many votes each party got in the town where we live and wasn't surprised to see that most were for the two major parties. What called my attention was that out of 3,736 votes, the Cannabis Party got 30 votes. Now, every time I pass one of my neighbors I wonder...
Thirty votes may not seem like a lot, but it's more than I expected they would get. In fact, it was the 6th most voted party in all of Navarre, and even if it's less than 1% of the population, they're ahead of the Green Party, the Fairer World Party, and the Anti-Bullfighting party.
Somehow I get the feeling that this has something to do with the large population of university students we have around here. I've heard they even celebrate San Canuto ("canuto" is "joint" in Spanish).
Do people really think that these guys are able to run the government, or is it that they didn't like the other options? Imagine for a moment that they had won. Once they legalize pot, what would they do next?
I can just picture their proposal for changes to the educational system:
- Science: Cultivation of marihuana, prevention of plant disease, and medicinal use.
- History: Hemp through ages.
- Home Economics: Cooking with cannabis.
- Math: How to calculate the profit you can make from marihuana.
- Foreign language: Learn all the pot-related vocabulary in other languages.
*Update, March 17th: I think I've localized one of those thirty voters, or at least their car, which just happens to be parked right in front of my house, sporting a large cannabis sticker on the trunk.