10-Year-Olds in Colorado Caught Selling “Legal” Pot


Drug legalization. It just solves everything, doesn’t it?

A couple of 10-year-old Colorado kids were caught making marijuana deals at school — selling and swapping legally purchased pot they pilfered from their grandparents’ stash, a school district official said Wednesday.

A fourth-grade boy brought a small amount of leafy marijuana on Monday to Monfort Elementary School in Greeley, Colo., and sold it to three classmates on the school playground. He made $11 on the deal, John Gates, director of safety and security for Greeley-Evans School District, told ABC News.

The next day, one of the buyers brought an edible to school and gave it to the boy who sold him the weed.

Voters in Colorado approved the possession and use of small amounts of cannabis by adults for recreational purposes in 2012, and the first state-licensed retail pot stores opened in the state in January.

The marijuana was reportedly purchased by grandparents in two different families, Gates told CBS News.

The answer is obvious. We can’t successfully criminalize part of a market. We have to go full legalization or nothing.

Since the War on Preventing Fourth Graders from Selling Drugs has already been lost, all we need to do is legalize 10-year-old drug buys. That way they government will make money off the sale and maybe we can even set up supervised locations for the 7-12 set to get high.

This is the brave new conservatism we’re being sold. Isn’t it wonderful? Social conservatives are outdated freaks. And once we legalize heroin, we’ll finally win over the millennials. Or whichever generation comes after them.

  • Veracious_one

    grandparents have probably been stoners since the 60’s…parents probably from the 80’s, now the grandkids…dope is a family tradition

  • JackSpratt

    I’ve always maintained that if we had capital punishment for both pushers and users, we’d solve the drug problem overnight.


      Perhaps, but it’s a little difficult to justify such a draconian punishment. With broader liberalization and at the same time much less welfare, perhaps those too weak to resist drugs would simply drop out of society. It might be better than wasting public money sending them through prison, rehab, welfare when they can’t hold a job, etc. Legalization does get rid of the pusher and a lot of drug-related crime, and also removes the incentive for much of the police abuse that always accompanies enforcement with victimless “crimes”.

      • JackSpratt

        I believe it incentivises the pusher.

    • Albert Daniel

      Have the feds put poison drugs out on the streets all users dead , no one for the dealers to sell to , problem solved.

    • Rick

      You sound like one of my kids. When they say something like what you said I call them callow.
      Your remarks are also similar to Che Guevara. He was of the opinion if others do not see things the way you do get rid of them. you can always grow more people.
      FFS even in a factory if they have defective product they make a decision to scrap or rework. They do not automatically decide to scrap every defective product.
      I talk to my kid about rehabilitation and forgiveness. It is hard to convince a kid, who is agnostic these things. Society at large does not help. Hollywood and other cultural icons are always tearing down religion in general and Christianity in particular. So you get what you get.
      My kid would rather do things your way than the Amish way of divorcing themselves from society like the Amish or other religious sects.

      • JackSpratt

        You talk like a pothead Libertarian. Or your head is up your rear orifice.

  • Lanna

    The legalization of Pot in Colorado was a big mistake. Children are going to be affected by this in big ways, we are going to be a dumbed down society…..Secondly, continued use makes people less smart, and capable of functioning. Prolonged use kills brain cells, just like alcoholism.


      We should remember that there is a Conservative case to be made for legalization; namely, that while drug use is harmful, people have the right to made self-destructive decisions and the costs of drug prohibition in terms of money, time, and police abuses (always a factor with victimless “crimes”) are simply too great.

      On the other hand, this Conservative case is fundamentally different from the Left/Libertarian case, that drug use is good (Left) or that no one can decide whether it’s good or bad (Libertarian), and it is this latter view that prevailed in Colorado. I would suggest this is an interesting example of where doing the right thing for the wrong reasons leads to disaster (here because freedom is being exercised without moral restraint), but I recognize this is controversial and other Conservatives think drug prohibition is good policy.

      • Daniel Greenfield

        It ultimately comes down to values. The type of libertarian with no values doesn’t seem to understand how a society works.

        • NAHALKIDES

          Basically, that’s what I think. My thesis is that Libertarianism scorns the concept of value or the need for it, and tries to conduct politics in a vacuum.


          That explains the MORON Paul cult.

      • John

        I’ve been looking to reconcile or map the fault lines between social conservatism and libertarianism. your post has gone a ways to doing it or at least given me some ideals.

        • NAHALKIDES

          Thank you very much. If you’re really interested in the Conservative/Libertarian divide, you might like Libertarianism Minus Conservatism = Zero. I wrote an even more head-splitting one on the Conservative/Objectivist divide.

      • JackSpratt

        Negative, that’s a big L Libertarian view. Libertarians are anarchists.

        • NAHALKIDES

          There’s a fellow named CC Writer who tried a couple of times to explain to me the difference between small-l and big-L libertarianism, but I confess the distinction has eluded me, perhaps because I have always suspected it’s a product of wishful thinking. My own personal practice is to simply write the word with the capital “L” and understand that Libertarians are anything but a homogeneous bunch, even though I think they have just enough in common to justify roping them together.

  • Adam

    Its better than them pushing ritalin, hycodan, and oxycontin like they used to when I was in grade school. Kids and dealers will always push anything that sells. Simple as that. Making weed illegal is a rather pointless affair as your punishing and policing something that isn’t that dangerous. Unlike other drugs, I have yet to hear of an OD from weed. Since it has anticholinergic effects its self-limiting since people will stop long before they get to the threshold of it being toxic due to the side effects, unlike alcohol which kills a fair number of people each year.

    • JackSpratt

      Me thinks you’re stuck on stupid!

  • wileyvet

    Children’s Pot Stands OK, but no children’s lemonade stands or cupcake businesses allowed.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Gotta stamp out that bourgeois morality


      Lemonade stands need Health Permits, Building Permits, Healthcode Inspections, Workers Compensation, collect Sales Tax, Variances….

      But not Pot Stands.

  • tickletik

    And when the child brings cigarettes or booze or knives to sell at school do we criminalize all that as well?

    At some point we have to cut losses and accept that some people are responsible for their own lives. Here is a quick and easy solution: those boys caught doing so get expelled. Simple, problem solved.

    • JackSpratt


  • Mohammed

    After legalizing heroin the post millennial generation will be a Salafi generation.

  • LoJoFo

    What could go wrong?