As the Golden State goes (make that "grows") green, California will soon say hello to the next Gold Rush. In passing Prop 64*, the state's voters elected to legalize marijuana for non-medical uses for people aged 21 and older - which means a mother lode of tourists and tax revenues... and fewer Five-O bummin' your irie.
While Santa may not smoke joints (as he's doing on the cover of this magazine), dude sure eats a lot of cookies. Or maybe eggnog causes munchies? Either way, St. Nick probably stays sober while driving the sleigh, but you gotta know Dancer, Prancer and Vixen get high on Christmas Eve. And Blitzen? He was so blitzed, he almost fell off my neighbor's roof. No one else but me could see him jumping around up there and photo bombing Rudolph, but whatever. I could sure go for a cookie right now.
The late, great Joan Rivers once said, "The one thing women don't want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband." May ye receive the present(s) you're wishing for this holiday season, Dear Reader. And if you've been dreaming of a green X-mas, may your halls be decked with boughs (of OG Kush).
This is the final issue of PACIFIC's 10th year in print. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, thank you for reading.
Happy New Year!
David Perloff, Editor-in-Chief
*California Prop 64 voting results (at time of publishing) - yes 56.1%, no 43.9% (San Diego County); yes 56.5%, no 43.5% (statewide).