The Federal Government Spent $35K on a 28 ft Giant Joint (Billboard)

Getting high and driving is bad news bears, says the Colorado Department of Transportation. To convey this message to the masses, and hoping to deter stoned-AF operation of motor vehicles, the CODOT built a 28-ft-tall joint that is also shaped like a totaled car, and placed it on a billboard in downtown Denver. The gigantic jay-bird also glows in the dark.

According to The Hill, the joint cost $35,100 to build, a bill that was funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

Is the billboard a chill, and admittedly harrowing, way to let drivers know that blazing down before getting behind the wheel is a no-go? Or is the art piece a massively zero-chill waste of taxpayer money?