Colorado Senate president reacts to marijuana smell in Capitol: ‘Please douse all the doobies’

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:54 EDT
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The strong odor of marijuana wafted through the Colorado capitol building on Wednesday morning, and was apparently so pungent that the state senate’s president asked members over the intercom to “please douse all the doobies in the area.”

Video of state Sen. John Morse’s (D) comment was lifted from the chamber’s recordings by ABC 7 News Denver reporter Anica Padilla.

It’s not clear who in the Capitol had the marijuana, or whether any was being smoked nearby.

This video is from ABC 7 News Denver, published Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.


Photo: Wikimedia commons.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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