This town was designed for this kind of action. What kind of monster are you?

What a waste. It's like outlawing prostitution in a town named "Hooker, MT" or making the simple act of streaking illegal in a place called "Bare Ass, OK."

It's called the Colorado Invitational Bong-a-Thon (or just the Colorado Invitational if your mom is listening), and it's been going on for over 30 years. One of the main events is a race to smoke a quarter ounce of pot, and last year's record was 5 minutes and 18 seconds. That's incredible. That's the kind of safe, fun entertainment we should have in Colorado. 

The honest, hardworking people of America just wanted one day to participate in some competitive marijuana smoking, but some some stick-in-the-mud judge and his buddies are 86'ing the whole project. 

The Cortez Journal reported complaints from more than two dozen neighbors prompted a unanimous vote from Montezuma County's three commissioners to have county attorney John Baxter request a court order to stop the event.

A planning official says an incomplete application (which may or may not have been affected by marijuana consumption) meant commissioners denied a permit last week for the Bong-a-Thon, so now the event looks like it's in trouble. 

The enterprising organizers of the Bong-a-Thon wanna go forward with the event —and they promise they will — and the county couldn’t do more than impose up to $1,000 in fines.

Think of how much weed you could buy with that! And the hour and a half it would take to competitively smoke it all! What a damn shame. 

The "mayor" of Stoner, a friendly entrepreneur named Frank McDonald, bought the entire "town" — nine buildings in various states of dilapidation and two residents — with plans to turn it into a cannabis-friendly resort. We totally agree.

Fight the man. Or the annoyed neighbors. Either way, let's party.