Originally Posted by winwin
I, like most, can't make an informed statement on the topic, having never taken or had any desire to take any stimulant or intoxicant beyond the three times I got woozy on alcohol before I was 25, but I believe the thinking of "The Powers That Be", is that if legalized for a few, then the many who only want it for recreational use will get on the "need" bandwagon with impunity, and the general consensus of the governing bodies all around the country, (and I agree) is that we don't need another intoxicant, and from what I read, cannabis is only ONE of more than a few medications that are suitable for any of a number of ailments, so it isn't as if the ONLY medicine available is being witheld.
It's like in so many cases, a few must suffer for the good of the greater body of humanity.
That's an interesting thought. But pot was around long before drugs like percoset, oxycontyn & whatever highly addictive things that chemists are whipping up these days. Pot is one of the ORIGINAL intoxicants.
I agree that pot is addictive, but not as destructive as some of those, & others ..after all, you don't often see what should be a pretty 19 year old girl walking the streets for pot with the same desperation that she would have for crack, it's just not the same. And I agree that alcohol is MUCH more destructive. I have yet to hear of a husband who comes home stoned & beats the snot out of his wife & kids..
If a person wants to try something, they are going to get it. It doesn't matter how old they are, how much it costs, what background they come from, etc..Whether it's legalized probably isn't a factor, 13 year olds are stealing Mom's Valiums & getting drunk all the time. Yet Valiums are a legally controlled substance, & so is alcohol.
This is a subject that could be debated endlessly..