Tipped Off by State Song, Colorado Kids Discover Drugs


The Colorado legislature, engaged in the always-vital government function of choosing a second state song, considers "Rocky Mountain High":

The Colorado General Assembly wants to be quite clear on this point: When the singer-songwriter John Denver praised the joys of Colorado and sang about "friends around the campfire, and everybody's high," in 1972, he was not referring to illicit drugs.

"We could be talking about guys who've been fishing all day, or kids pigging out on s'mores, with the chocolate," Senator Hagedorn said, referring to other endorphin-producing activities. "If I thought there was anything in that song about the use of drugs or encouraging the use of drugs, I would never have run the resolution." 

Is encouraging our obese children to get high on s'mores more acceptable than pushing drugs? Discuss.