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Some immoral, immature pot smoker sent me a link to this article about the ways to deal with people who are against "weed." Yes, this is a real article on a real website, written by a real person. It is hard to imagine that there are people like this in the world. It's just crazy. This guy who sent me the link, along with the author of that article, Steve Elliot, honestly think that if only we knew these seven points, we'd realize it's okay to light up a joint, smoke it and get high. They JUST DON'T GET IT.
I am posting the text of the article here to show the world what pot smokers are like, and why we all need to speak up even MORE against pot. It's just unbelievable that even after all the years I have ranted against pot, explaining things over and over, people still say the same stupid, ridiculous things. This guy can't even see why it's wrong and just plain immature to use mind-altering drugs recreationally! Just the fact that he calls it "weed" is a red flag. He honestly thinks that because pot is becoming accepted in mainstream society, that it makes it okay. He should be APPALLED that it's becoming accepted and more and more legal! What does that say about our society? That when you grow up, it's good to get high on POT? Whatever happened to "just say no" and "drugs are bad"? I thought the object was to get people to AVOID drugs, not encourage getting high on POT!
And then he brings up about "science" and how marijuana is safer than alcohol and cigarettes. AARGGHH The entire reason I have had to keep speaking up against pot year after year is because pot smokers always tell me this! They all accuse me of thinking that pot is dangerous and deadly. Nobody thinks that! It doesn't even OCCUR to them that I am against pot because it's a mind-altering drug! And as I've said a billion times, we shouldn't use alcohol, either! Just because alcohol is legal doesn't make it right! People need to grow up and have some morals and set an example! And it makes me furious when these pot smokers try to compare cigarettes with pot. That's not the same at all! Of course we shouldn't smoke cigarettes--that's a given! But we don't get high or stoned or tipsy or drunk from cigarettes like we would from pot or alcohol! Again, the reason we are against pot is because it's a MIND-ALTERING DRUG, not because we think it's dangerous and kills people! And yes, it is a drug when you use it to get high and stoned and have "fun"! That's what makes it immoral, and just plain immature! And pot smokers ALWAYS quote the Bible about the "herbs" and tell us that it's a "God-given plant", blah blah blah. Again, that doesn't mean God wants us to get HIGH ON POT. And if these people are so dang religious, talking about God all the time, they of ALL people should know not to use drugs recreationally! A religion is supposed to teach people to avoid using drugs, not encourage them to get high on pot or buzzed on alcohol! Otherwise, what is a religion FOR? Heck, I wasn't even religious in high school or college and I sure never smoked POT. Nobody ever even offered it to me. And then after college I joined the Mormon church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where we have revelation from God about why it's wrong to use mind-altering drugs to have "fun". That is not what TRUE fun is, and that's what makes it immoral! The LDS church is the true church, restored on the Earth in the latter days by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. It has the fullness of the gospel. But then when I share my religion with people online, they blame THAT on my stance on drugs, accusing me of being a "brainwashed Mormon" and only believing what I've been told. Oh this makes me so mad! I never smoked pot even BEFORE I had religious beliefs! You shouldn't even have to be Mormon or religious to know not to smoke pot or drink booze. It's just common sense! My whole point is that a grown adult should be well past the age where they'd want to use a mind-altering drug to get high, stoned, buzzed, relax, have "fun", etc.
And it makes me furious when people bring up about how the government shouldn't make our decisions, blah blah blah. As I've said a billion times, this whole legal issue would be moot if people would just shape up and NOT SMOKE POT! How hard is it to not smoke pot? Where would one even FIND this stuff? It's illegal! I've never even SEEN "weed". Nobody ever offered it to me or anything! And I was a teen in the 70s! Same for my husband! And we sure don't know anybody NOW who smokes pot, approves of it or knows where to find it. You guys shouldn't even be THINKING about such things as whether "weed" is legal or not. I sure never do!
OH, and then bring up the whole "poor little children with seizures" and "pot is safer than pharmaceutical drugs" thing. OH THIS DRIVES ME BANANAS. I have said over and over that of course nobody is against MEDICINE. Medicine is something that people use to treat an illness or condition they don't want to have in the first place, not to get high and stoned and have "fun"! If something like marijuana, or ANYTHING, truly helps a person with a true medical condition, then of course that would be a good thing! And of course there are dangers to pharmaceutical drugs! But that doesn't make it right to light up a joint, smoke it and get high! All the casual users rave about the medical benefits in order to justify getting high (usually while cussing me out, threatening me, telling me they hope I get raped, making fun of me for collecting dolls, attacking my religion, my looks, my sex life, etc.) and even the "medical" users I've talked to and seen online have been horrible like the casual users! Even the "nice" ones can't understand why it's wrong and immature to use mind-altering drugs RECREATIONALLY. How can anybody support them when they are like that?? HOW? I have talked to THOUSANDS of "medical" users, supporters and growers online who are just terrible. There is no way we can support these people. They are not TRUE medical users. As I've said a billion times, I never even THOUGHT about pot before we got the Internet and I started speaking to pot smokers. I've never even SEEN marijuana. But boy have these people opened my eyes!
Oh, speaking of which, all the pot smokers say that if I haven't tried "weed" then I can't possibly speak up against it. THIS IS ACTUALLY HOW THEY THINK! They honestly believe that if I haven't tried pot, I have no right to say anything bad about it, and they have the audacity to suggest I TRY marijuana so I'll see how "fun" it is! OH BROTHER! They just don't get it! First of all, it's ILLEGAL. Where would I even find pot, and even if I knew where to find it, you think I'd risk getting busted? And I have said over and over you don't have to have TRIED pot to know that people use it to get high, stoned, buzzed, relax and have "fun". Pot smokers ADMIT this to us all the time online, and we BELIEVE them! And that's why we're against it! That's what makes it immoral, and just plain immature! Again, people need to grow up and set an example! Gee whiz.
So anyway, please read the following article and have a good laugh, and then roll your eyes in disgust like I did. Thanks.
7 Smartest Ways To Deal With People Who Are Against Weed
By Steve Elliot
What’s the best, most intelligent reaction when your obnoxious Uncle Arnie goes off on his standard rant against weed? Here are a few suggestions.
Cannabis, more and more, is becoming an accepted part of mainstream society. Seven states and DC have legalized recreational use of the herb, and more than half the U.S. has some sort of medical marijuana law in place. But as we all know, there are plenty of holdouts who are still against weed.
When people are against weed
What is it that makes some people so resistant to the idea of accepting cannabis as a normal part of life? A big part of the conflict is the miseducation that many have received, due to the anti-weed propaganda that has been so prevalent in our society for 80 years now.
How do you react when friends, family members, acquaintances, or random strangers assail cannabis culture? What’s the best, most intelligent reaction when your obnoxious Uncle Arnie goes off on his standard weed rant? Here are a few suggestions.
1. It’s all about the science
If you are of a logical and analytical frame of mind, then you can be happy that science is standing behind you on the subject of cannabis.
There are literally hundreds, maybe thousands, of good, solid scientific studies that show cannabis to be no more harmful than alcohol or tobacco, and in fact, much less dangerous by almost any objective measure.
2. The politics of pot: Adapt your message to your audience
If the person who’s against weed is more of a political animal than the scientific type, then it’s important to use the arguments which might work best at convincing them. For instance, if you find a liberal opposed to weed (and there are a few!), pursue the social justice angle.
If you find yourself debating a conservative, remind them that legalization is good business. What if you find a libertarian opposed to pot? Point out that Big Government has no business intruding in the personal lives of citizens and making those kinds of decisions for them.
3. If they say, ‘But what about the children?’
Turning this old anti-legalization refrain on its head is an effective way to counter arguments that “We can’t legalize marijuana, because what about the children?” First of all, in a black market scenario, nobody asks for I.D.
Secondly, there are plenty of kids who, for medical reasons, need cannabis, and in fact, many with severe seizure disorders and other ailments are in greater danger of dying when they don’t have access to cannabis.
4. Medical marijuana is safer than pharmaceuticals
Opioid overdoses drop in states with access to marijuana (either recreational or medical). How much is one human life worth? A lot more than keeping prohibition in place, that’s for sure.
5. Use the bible on bible-thumpers
Where I grew up, in the Deep South, it’s usually conservative Christians who are against weed. I remind them that it’s a God-given healing plant and it’s man that has placed restrictions upon it or demonized it. Helpful bible verse: Genesis 1:29.
6. Every reason that was used, at the time, to justify prohibition has been debunked
Whether it’s the racist sensationalism of 1930s Reefer Madness or the Gateway Theory of the 1960s, every so-called justification for prohibition has been disproven, so they have to keep coming up with new (still ridiculous ones).
7. When all else fails, disengage and walk away
We have been given a refresher course lately in the lesson that some people just aren’t interested in facts. If some anti-weed zealot isn’t amenable to logical (science) arguments, emotional (the kids) appeals or economic reasons, your smartest option may just to walk away.
The old saw about teaching pigs to sing is applicable here. Don’t let them harsh your buzz!