Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Holy Smoke

Passed on by GDad:

Authorities in Ohio said a 16-year-old arrested for drug possession allegedly used a page torn from his Bible as a marijuana cigarette rolling paper.

The Erie County sheriff deputy’s report said the teenager’s mother called authorities at about 11:35 p.m. Tuesday and asked deputies to meet her at a car wash on Ohio 101 in Margaretta Township, the Sandusky (Ohio) Register reported Monday.

The mother told deputies she had seen her son smoking in his room and discovered a small bag of marijuana in his nightstand.

The report said the woman told deputies the boy “was smoking a marijuana cigarette using a page from his Bible.”

Deputies confiscated the marijuana and the boy was arrested and charged with drug possession.

Now wait a minute. A lot of religions use recreational drugs as part of their rituals, including — ahem — wine. How do we know that this kid wasn’t just trying to get closer to his higher authority? [rimshot]

Full disclosure: once when I got high, I swear I talked to God. He looked a lot like Tommy Chong and brought me a pizza with extra pepperoni.