Here's a new false con for marijuana use. Smoking marijuana may cause an otherwise rational individual to bite an infant multiple times like a rabid dog and beat the baby to near death. I would think the state of Colorado would have an epidemic of psychotic rage.
How about "The devil made me do it?" Did the judge really buy that one? Maybe there's some major mental health issues going on here and sitting in jail is not going to change that no matter how many years you have to think about it.
Is 8 years enough for baby beater? Ask the brain damaged, scarred child in 8 years after the father demands his visitation rights.