Yes, are you all still wondering why marijuana is illegal? I'll tell you why. It's because the person below, a guy named Zack, posted the above little chart/poster thingie. Yes, this guy has a YouTube channel with a description page that reads:
- All cannabis and hemp related info to get people involved and educated on the medical, social ,and industrial benefits of this wonderful plant. Together we can change these ridiculous and unjust laws on the books today.
Together we can
"Stop the Madness"
And then he also said directly to me:
"You should smoke cannabis, it will enlighten you. You sound like a lost soul in need of rescheduling."
Yes, just because I have said we shouldn't use mind-altering drugs to get high and stoned and have "fun", Zack, actually thinks that if only I would TRY pot, I would see how great it is to be high. I can't tell you how many Internet pot smokers tell me that each week. And people wonder why we all need to continue speaking up against pot. Everyone needs to realize that these are the people we would be legalizing "weed" for. Do we really want people like that walking around actually USING drugs? Heaven's no.
Here is my motherly reply to this young man:
AAGGHHH I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! You must be the 200th Internet person just this week to suggest I TRY pot. What is wrong with you people? It is comments like yours that only make me more convinced that we all need to speak up against pot and that it should be illegal forever, with very stiff penalties! It is not because of marijuana itself, but because of the people who use and defend it! Like you! Do we really want people like you walking around actually USING a mind-altering drug? Heck no! Look at you. Instead of being a nice, decent, mature guy and taking a stand AGAINST drugs, you have the audacity to suggest I TRY marijuana, as if that would get me to realize how great it is to be high! You just don't get it!
First of all, where would I even FIND pot? It is ILLEGAL! Nobody has ever offered me pot or talked about 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. It is against the law! You guys all act like I'm sitting here with my nose in the air, turning down offers right and left! And even if I knew where to find pot, do you think I would risk getting busted where I live?? I have seen kids go through hell in the court room, just for having an empty pipe! Even if the pipe wasn't theirs and they never smoked pot! The laws are very strict!!
But even if pot were legal it doesn't make it right! We shouldn't use mind-altering drugs to get high, stoned, buzzed, relax, have "fun", etc. You guys all act like if only I would try pot, I would see how "fun" it is to get high. You all think that I think that pot will make you go crazy or something. Nobody thinks that! I'm sure if I tried pot it WOULD be relaxing and "fun". But that is what makes it wrong! We shouldn't use mind-altering drugs for these reasons! This is good morals and just plain common sense! Using drugs to have "fun" is not what true fun is!
And it is against my religion! What do you want me to do, drop out of my church? I have explained over and over that I'm a convert to the Mormon church and we have The Word of Wisdom which we believe to be direct revelation from God saying that alcohol, tea, coffee, cigarettes and mind-altering drugs like marijuana are not for the body. We are taught the moral and physical reasons to avoid using these things. This HELPS us. It is good to understand why we shouldn't use things like marijuana and alcohol to have "fun". Again, that is not what TRUE fun is. We are supposed to use our own minds, and have hobbies and interests to relax and unwind and enjoy life, not purposely ingest a mind-altering drug like alcohol or marijuana into our system!
But I never smoked pot even BEFORE I had religious beliefs! The thought never even crossed my mind! You had to have been a totally different person to use illegal drugs! And I am a grown adult now and WELL PAST the age where I would want to use a mind-altering drug like marijuana or alcohol to relax, get buzzed, become "enlightened", etc. What a thing to do. People need to grow up and set an example!
Speaking of illegal, where do YOU find marijuana? Who are you that you're above the law, helping to keep the whole illegal drug trade in business and all the crime and violence by the cartels? You should be ashamed of yourself. How old are you? Where are your parents? Do they know you smoke pot? What type of woman would want to date or marry a guy who smokes pot? Don't you want to marry a NICE woman, someone who will be a good mother to your children someday? Aren't you worth that? Think of your future! I suggest you take steps to modify your behavior before it is too late. You will be glad you did!