7 thoughts on “So a Funny Thing Happened at the Bookstore Last Week”

  1. Great column in the NYT but its stunning that you would want to turn the pot in to the police. Not only does it suggest that there is something “wrong” about marijuana use but it plays totally into the interests of big corporations that want people to fear law enforcement so they can dominate the growing, processing and sale of marijuana when it is legalized. Be a little entrepreneurial and a bit braver about standing up for the rights of citizens, the few we still have left, that is.

  2. Read the article in the paper this morning to my family at the breakfast table. We were all cracking up. I personally think you made the right decision, and for now at least just stick to selling books (and writing them too).

  3. Amy, I agree with Stephen that calling the police to turn in the pot just perpetuates the reefer madness myth that made this a Schedule 1 drug equivalent in harm to heroin. The stats say that a marijuana arrest occurs every 37 seconds and there’s an 80% chance the arrestee is a minority. Maybe you think having more prisoners will create a market for your books (more free time to read) but the odds for legalization get higher every year (Arizona just approved medical marijuana). I wish there was a web site where I could register as a return addressee.

  4. Oh Amy. Had this been prohibition in the 1920s and a local farmer done the same with a beautiful bottle of local wine, I’m sure you and your husband would have imbided. I don’t condone the growers use of your address, but a simple call to them would have sufficed…
    When you say things like “We can’t afford to let the next few weeks drift away in a cloud of smoke,” one assumes all marijuana smoker use marijuana frequently, without control, and to excess. By proliferating ideas that smoking pot is ‘wrong’ and taking the most extreme of reactions, your sable rattling only forces our country and local governments to treat use like a criminal activity.
    Please consider the impact of your words and actions against a community that doesn’t harm you, or even themselves for that matter.

  5. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by these dopey comments, but seriously, folks, lighten up with the “Amy Stewart is perpetuating the reefer madness myth” nonsense. She didn’t make pot illegal and she didn’t ask for some jerk to put her address on his/her shipment. A simple call to the growers? Uh, right. How would she know who they are?
    Besides, what does she owe this anonymous grower, who obviously didn’t think twice about implicating her business in a federal crime? Like it or not, shipping marijuana to Texas is still illegal.
    While I personally believe there are many excellent reasons to legalize pot, Ms. Stewart’s article has nothing whatsoever to do with that issue. I didn’t detect even a hint of sabre (or sable) rattling in the piece and it’s beyond absurd to state that Stewart “forces our country and local governments to treat use like a criminal activity.” She acted like a responsible business owner and wrote an amusing piece about it. I, for one, applaud her.

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