Otherwise I can certainly understand the dislike of all drugs. I wouldn't be for illegalizing tobacco or alcohol just because of principle, but personally I am 'against' them, you could say. Maybe not alcohol to a certain extent.
we should buy it like normal cigarettes it should be legalized everyones day would be much better with thee smoke ^^
put it this way.
had tobacco or alcohol been discovered in this day and age, they'd instantly be wrote off as a "Class A" drug and would not be legal.
however as it happens the old folk in charge of countries prefer to get fatter by drinking on a night as oppose to building a joint with way more beneficial effects than the "not so with it regarding drugs" type of guy.
smogon taylor here!
Pot is reefered (pun) to as a gateway drug. It doesn't make you do heavier drugs, but it can lead you to think 'well pot wasn't that bad maybe this won't be either.' Many heavy drug addicts start with pot and then escalate.
On the other hand my wife toked everyday for almost the entire 23 years I've known her, and she was by far the best example of how pot doesn't make you lazy or unmotivated.
On the other hand, I'd understand why recreational drugs might be consider for outlaw, but as we continue to see everyday, that's not going to happen anytime soon. Even if we took all the drugs and threw them away, there would still be some trace of them in the world, and absolutely nothing to stop dealers from starting up the business again (whether it be tobacco or marijuana plants, or personal distilleries) I personally would be in favor of a Pot/Cigarette shuffle, although I know that by banning cigarettes we'd be turning a good portion of the world into a nervous wreck so it'd be illogical. As for alcohol, I feel like people know how to handle it well, although there is a good portion that go overboard with it (myself included on this one).
Finally, we get to marijuana. Taxing it was the primary reason (from what I know, I could be far off) that was the issue for illegalization (with a good smear campaign behind it). To be honest though, marijuana alone doesn't really have that many problems associated with it. As long as you're couch ridden, the social effects are little to nothing. Medically it supposedly has its uses for things like cancer (or anorexia if you listen to Pineapple Express). While I don't have many reliable sources other than first hand experience, I can say that a buzz off of weed shouldn't be any different than a buzz off of booze; I'd be for legalization of it. I could go on more about the benefits, but then I'd be talking out of my ***, so I'll call it like it is; I see no problem with a buzz like weed once in a while, as long as you don't overdo it.
Originally Posted by The Requiem
Personally, I am for the legalization of weed. All drugs really.
If you do it in your own home and aren't a threat to others; why should it be illegal?
Problem with this is that there are enough people who will be a threat to others. Other than that, I'd agree since I don't care about drugs one way or another.If you do it in your own home and aren't a threat to others; why should it be illegal?
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I am I, and I wish I weren't. -Aldous Huxley
Hasn't happened yet Ghost, hasn't happened yet.
You know, this has been resonating in my head since we wrote it Ghost. I have a real world experience (anecdote) that explains my feelings on "facts" v experience.
When I became a Toolmaker Apprentice I was taught many formulas to determine optimum speeds and feeds (how fast a part or tool should spin and how fast it should go through the material) and depths of cuts. So there I am with my Journeyman, getting ready to take my first cut. My cutter chattered and skipped and ruined the part. I turned and looked at my formula again and double and triple checked my math. I had the data right, before I could ask the question, the Journeyman told me this, "That's a good place to start, but until you put the cutter to the stock, you don't know how it will cut."
The lesson I learned that day is, it doesn't matter how many facts you have learned, until you try it yourself you don't know what your doing or talking about. So if people wanna laugh at someone giving their life experience, let 'em, but I would rather hear what they have done to come to their beliefs rather than what they read.
Last edited by Malanu; 29th September 2011 at 6:42 PM.
anecdotal evidence is not evidence at all, it's just a story. it means nothing in a debate. just saying, bro. on this subject, yeah weed is probably one of if not THE least dangerous illegal drug, so it wouldn't be that big of a deal for it to be legalized. honestly, tobacco is significantly worse for you and lots of people still smoke cigs. economically, this could be a good move for the us because if you put a big tax on it when you legalize it, i bet that would help with our little money problem.
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