I recently read an article on the Huffington Post that showed images of not-your-typical-pot-heads enjoying recreational marijuana.
“We all know that many marijuana smokers look more like your Aunt Bettie or your accountant than “The Dude” from “The Big Lebowski,” but most images in the public sphere still do not reflect this.”
-Sharda Sekaran [managing director of communications for DPA.]
I haven’t done a ton of research, I haven’t spent hours reading all the ins & outs of the legality of this plant; what I have done is smoked weed. Would you like to know what other drugs I have tried? Alcohol; that’s where my list stops.
Society likes to cling onto the term “gateway drug” when talking to the children.
If you smoke marijuana you’re going to end up homeless looking for your next crack rock.
No. Poor decisions and bad influences make you homeless scrounging around for crack… not weed. Weed is not the issue.
Since I brought up Alcohol… would you like to know the terrible, raunchy things I’ve done after consuming too much? I’m sure you would, but I’m not actually going to share; use your imagination [or read about it].
Who hasn’t done things they regret while under the influence of their favorite adult beverage? Know what I’m not embarrassed to share with you?
The stupidest thing I’ve done while I was high on marijuana. I ate a lot of junk food, felt super bloated…had a ridiculously deep conversation, laughed about it & gained 2 pounds in one night.
To avoid sounding like every other person who’s preachin’ about the legalization of marijuana, I won’t go into the “War on Drugs” and the tax-payers dollars being spent to house the “weed-criminals” in prison in America. [42 Billion Dollars/Year]
There are facts that this drug has benefits to people. If a doctor can prescribe Vicodin to a patient to fight pain, there is a chance that person will abuse it. When Joe Alchie goes to the bar, the possibility of irresponsibly consuming the legal alcohol, is there.
The burden needs to be placed on the individual.
I want society to stop labeling this drug as dangerous. I want people like Nancy Grace who want to, “Save The Children” from pot-heads, to take their blinders off.
Nancy Grace had 2 Chainz on her show on HLN to debate this topic.
The video clip that gets put up for the viewers to see is a small child walking around with a joint; Nancy goes nuts over this poor child. THIS IS NOT TYPICAL. How many times have children taken drinks of alcohol when their irresponsible parent wasn’t paying attention?
Quick, ya better start a petition to make all varieties of alcohol banned.
Newsflash: You can be a “Pot-Head”, watch that video on Nancy Grace & wish those people never procreated. Society puts a blanket of judgment over the use of recreational marijuana & to be honest, I’m kinda tired of it. You can be a “Pot-Head” and still hold strong parental values. You can be a “Pot-Head” and still be responsible. You can be a “Pot-Head” and have morals and goals.
Washington, Colorado, Oregon & Alaska are black and white proof that there are benefits to changing the laws. Colorado’s statistics alone shows a revenue of 60.1 million dollars via taxes, licenses and fees on recreational and medical marijuana, from January to October 2014.
In the mean time, my lovely state of Wisconsin just passed a law that allows samples of hard liquor to be handed out at grocery stores.