I don't think smoking weed is the same as drinking. I think since drinking is so mainstream in our culture people are way more likely to over do it. Very few people are daily weed smokers. And while the same can be said about people who drink, I think as a rule of thumb you are more likely to walk into somebody who has drinking problems than somebody who has a weed smoking problem.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
It does raise the question of why it is illegal. And beyond that, why is it criminal? There is no harm done to another, so why did the powers that be make it criminal. It started as a racist law, unfairly targeting blacks and hispanics in this country, since it was they that were using it predominantly at the time. There was an overt propoganda campaign pursued that lagelled it a gateway drug and a corrupting influence on our youth. And for that they made it a criminal offense? Absolutely ****ing ridiculous.
There's no ambiguity over how pot became illegal and criminal. The logging giants were worried that hemp could possibly cut into their profits, especially on the basis of paper production. And while there is some difference between hemp and the pot you smoke; it all got lumped together in one huge propaganda piece by the logging industry to get the lot of it criminalized. Now it's illegal because it's been that way for some time.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
I find it interesting how some people voted in the poll and then how they presented a seemingly different argument in thread.
What's up with that?
Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice....shame on me.