Saturday, May 07, 2016

WHY WE ALL NEED TO KEEP SPEAKING UP AGAINST POT

WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE

A guy who goes by the name of "Abraham Lincoln" writes:

Fuckin creepy ass lady LMAO. Typicall ANTI-POT activist. I've touched pot once, its not my thing, but it's not a bad thing. Alcohol and tobacco are wayyyyy worse. And addicting. No one dies from marijuana. Google it ya crazy old bitch

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

No, we would be legalizing pot for everyone (well, everyone of adult age) Do you not understand how laws work?

Also, are you saying that because someone's rude it should affect the legality of something? Because that's absurd. That's like saying exercise should be illegal because I met a huge jerk at the gym that last week.

Cindybin said...

Anonymous: Just the fact that you accuse me of saying that because someone is rude that it should affect the legality of something proves my point about why pot should be illegal! You guys always accuse me of this, trying to make me out to be some crazy person who would actually think that something should be illegal because people who use it are rude. Oh brother. Do we really want to legalize a mind-altering drug for people like you? Heck no!

And you shouldn't even be THINKING about such things as pot or whether it is legal or not. I sure never do. I have never even SEEN pot! Even if it were legal it doesn't make it right.

Anonymous said...

Whoa, I did NOT accuse you of anything at all, ma'am. Please read my comment more carefully. I ASKED you if that's what you were saying, because that's what it SEEMED like you were saying. I said "Are you saying that because someone is rude it should affect the legality?" (key words "ARE YOU" .. I'm not saying you are, I'm ASKING *IF* that's what you're saying, because that's what I interpreted it as when I read it.)I'm sorry if I at all upset you, I must have misunderstood your original post, my apologies for that.

Okay, so you showed a very mean comment, presumably left to you, by a person who agrees with pot legalization, and then you said "THIS IS WHO WOULD BE LEGALIZING POT FOR!", which when I read that, it seemed to me that were saying that it should not be legalized because of this person's rudeness.

But of course this would be very silly, which is why I ASKED you to confirm, or otherwise re-explain what you're saying. So if that is not what you were saying, then could you please elaborate, so that I can understand? I re-read your post again, and it still seems like that's what you're saying, so if you could just explain that'd be great. :)


And what do you mean, you never think about whether or not pot should be legal? By the looks of it, most of the posts on your blog here are about the legality of pot! Lol, you have to think about in order to post about it.

But anyway, please get back to me, and again, sorry if i've misunderstood your post. Maybe just re-explain what you're saying. Thanks, have a good one

Cindybin said...

Whenever I say that I never think about pot, the pot smokers twist this around and say things like, "Well it sure sounds like you ALWAYS think about pot!" And this proves my point about why pot should be illegal--not because of marijuana itself, but because of the people who use and defend it! We would be legalizing pot for people who are all concerned about whether pot is legal, who try to twist my words, and who see nothing wrong with using mind-altering drugs to get high and stoned. Do we want people like that walking around actually USING drugs? Heck no! They accuse me of thinking that everybody who smokes pot is a stupid, lazy, good-for-nothing bum, and they tell me about the nice, decent, successful members of society who smoke or smoked pot, as if that makes it okay. They can't understand how that makes it worse. Again, do we really want to legalize mind-altering drugs for people like that? Can you see my point? So, do you smoke pot? Do you think there is anything wrong with it? How old are you?

Anonymous said...

Wait, I think I may still be misunderstanding, so once again, just to be clear - if I say anything in this post that I'm wrong about, just correct me - I'm not trying to put words in your mouth, and if I do, then it is unintentional, and I apologize in advance.

So, again, correct me if I'm wrong here - you said that because people misinterpret what you say, or twist it around, it proves your point as to why it should be illegal? Well, what exactly is your point? I mean, what's your reason? And you said again, "we would be legalizing pot for these people" .. but I don't see what about these people is the problem? (Well, the person in your original post was obviously some huge jerk, and I agree with you there.) But there are Jerks everywhere, unfortunately they're just part of the world we live in. Especially on the internet.

And I'm so sorry, but I'm still failing to see your point. I'm trying to, but I still don't understand your reason why pot should be illegal. I think you're saying it's because of the people who disagree with you, or don't listen to you? But I don't see how that means it should be illegal.

I don't smoke pot, or anything else, never have and I doubt I ever will. However I don't see anything wrong with it. Many people like to use it to relax, and since it doesn't cause harm, I don't see a problem. As long as it's kept away from kids, and only used by adults who know all the risks, and used responsibly. And though I don't see how it's relevant in the slightest, I'm 39 years old, how old are you?

What is truly problematic is all the money, time, law-enforcement staff, legal-aid, and jail space that is wasted and used up by pot-related offenses while pedophiles, murderers, rapists and thieves all roam around freely because the cops are too busy hunting stoners-- usually harmless people who wanted to relax. And if someone who smokes pot IS a bad person, then they'd be bad whether they smoked pot or not, so it becomes moot when discussing the pot issue.

I think they should just legalize it, then everybody can shut up about and move on to the IMPORTANT issues. It's honestly just downright silly and ridiculous to be arguing about pot. It's a plant that makes people feel relaxed, just legalize it and get it out of the way! Only good can come of it.

1) The government will make money, AND take money away from the criminals.
2) It'll shut all the stoners up!!
3) It will keep it out of the hands of kids/teens (It's MUCH easier for teens to get when its illegal)
4) The government and law-enforcement will be able to focus on more important issues such as lowering violence, sorting health-care, bullying, hate-crimes, unemployment, poverty, and everything else that actually matters.

Wouldn't you rather have the government focus on REAL issues, like public safety, instead of arguing childishly about POT?? Seriously, it's such a minute issue it's both laughable and depressing that the government is still wasting time flitting around with pot issues. As my Grandmother used to say, THERE ARE BIGGER FISH TO FRY!

Cindybin said...

You still don't get it. The pot smokers always tell me that if pot were legal it would save time and resources, etc. My whole point is that if people would just shape up and NOT SMOKE POT, the whole legal issue would be moot! How hard is it to not smoke pot? Where would one even FIND marijuana? It is illegal! I have never even SEEN marijuana! I tell these pot smokers that they shouldn't even be THINKING about such things as getting high on "weed" or worrying whether it's legal or not, and blaming the LAW for the drug war rather than themselves and all the other pot smokers! Again, if it weren't for people like this, we wouldn't even HAVE "drug laws" or a "drug war!"

And then you tell me that people use it to relax? That is what makes it wrong! That is why people are AGAINST marijuana! And you say it's okay if it's used by ADULTS, who use it "responsibly"?? My whole point is that a grown adult should KNOW BETTER than to use mind-altering drugs, and a RESPONSIBLE person wouldn't want to get high on POT! What a thing to do!

Again, if you don't even smoke pot, and you are a grown adult, you of all people should be agreeing with me and supporting me, and trying to help all these pot smokers understand why we shouldn't use drugs, and how there wouldn't even BE any "Drug war" or "drug laws" if they would just grow up and set an example!

Anonymous said...

Okay... if no one smoked pot, we wouldn't have a problem. But, the fact is, people do smoke pot. We can't just live in a world of "what ifs" ... people smoke pot, and there's nothing anyone can do it to change it. There's no way to get EVERYONE to stop smoking pot, plus it's not causing any problems, anyway, so really what does it matter if people smoke pot? And I must have misunderstood what you said about why it's wrong... you said it's wrong because people use it to relax?? I really hope I have that wrong, because if that IS what you meant, I'm sorry to say but that's insanity.

But anyway, even though you're right that if no one smoked it, there'd be no problem, but there's no way that every single pot smoker in the world would quit, which leaves us with two options: legal, or illegal. And keeping it illegal is causing WAAAAYYY too many ridiculous and unnecessary problems. It's absurd that this is still going on in today's world. Whereas legalization only has benefits. It's just the logical answer, the only reason it's not legal nationally yet is because of old stigma.

It needs to be legalized. Way too much is being wasted, and way too many people are being terrorized over nothing! It's disgusting to see someone thrown in jail because they put a harmless substance into their own body? I don't even smoke and I never have, but even I can see how ridiculous and disheartening it is that it's still illegal. I'd feel a lot safer if my local cops were out arresting TRUE dangers to society, not my kindly stoner neighbour.

In the end we only two options; illegal, or legal. Telling people to stop smoking pot is simply NOT an option, it would never work. So We're down to either illegal, or legal. Out of those two options, which do you think is better?

Keeping it illegal funnels money to criminal hand, makes pot easy for kids to get, wastes police time and resources, and prosecutes innocent people.

Making it legal, on the other hand will take money away from criminals, and to the government, it'll keep it away from teenagers, and allow law enforcement and government to focus on real issues.

Are you SURE you'd want to keep it illegal??? Remember, telling everyone to stop smoking it is simply not a viable option.

Do you have kids? Or nieces/nephews? I don't know, maybe I just see it differently than you because I'm a parent. It's so disturbing to see all the reports of missing kids, or worse -- murdered children, and reports of child porn being found, and all these awful things, all while at the same time you know there are more creeps out there, but is your country protecting the children? NOPE! They're too busy chasing pot smokers!!!! It makes me sick to my stomach. Something has got to change, and soon. Imagine how you'd feel if you had kids.... knowing they're not safe because the police are too busy arresting people who really did nothing wrong.

Cindybin said...

You must be the 200th Internet person just this week to tell me that "people DO smoke pot", blah blah blah. As I've said a billion times, that doesn't make it right and it doesn't mean YOU have to do it! Aren't you better than that? And if you get busted, it won't help to tell the judge that "other people smoke pot" or that "weed is legalized elsewhere", etc. Where I live, the judge would laugh in your face and throw you in jail for making excuses for breaking the law! Kids need to realize this! But even if pot were legal, it doesn't make it right! What parent would ever raise their kids to grow up and get high on POT? At any age? Most parents try to teach their kids morals, values and common sense to know that this is wrong and immature. And I know many of these same parents think nothing of using a mind-altering drug in the form of alcohol, but they are hypocrites. A casual booze drinker is no better than a casual pot smoker except they aren't breaking the law. People need to grow up and set an example!

And as I've said a billion times, the ONLY reason I keep saying pot should be illegal is because of comments like yours and all the other pot smokers and defenders of marijuana who are all worried about whether pot is legal or not. Do we really want to legalize drugs for people like that? Heck no. You guys shouldn't even be THINKING about such things as marijuana! I sure never do! And you all use the same old excuses about how keeping pot legal fuels the drug war, blah blah blah. It makes us all furious when you guys blame the LAW on the drug war. There wouldn't BE any "drug war" or "drug laws" if you people would just grow up and NOT SMOKE POT! How hard is it to not smoke pot? Where would one even FIND marijuana? It is ILLEGAL! I've never even SEEN marijuana! Even if it were legal, what a thing to do.

Again, you shouldn't even be THINKING about such things as marijuana or worrying whether it's legal or not. And yes I have kids, I'm a grandmother! Gee, I thought I was so well known online. I have been speaking up about all this for 15 years online, and my "book" has been online for ten years. Google The Cindybin Project.

Anonymous said...

Wow.... it's like you didn't even read my reply!!! You missed my point entirely.

Firstly let me say, as I've already told you, I don't smoke pot, nor do I smoke anything else. Yet youre saying "if you people would just stop smoking pot" .... did you read ANY of my comment? Did you just skim for highlights, or what?? I never said that "I have to smoke pot because others do" ...That's ridiculous! I don't even smoke!! Never have, never will.

You also completely missed my point!! My point is that we have two options: illegal or legal. Telling people simply "don't smoke pot" is NOT an option! I repeat; NOT AN OPTION!!!!!!!! It doesn't do anything!!!! The situation is just as bad as it was yesterday, or years ago, probably worse. It will NOT achieve anything! It'd be like spitting at a house fire to try to put it out.


The point is, it's either illegal or legal -- those are the only choices here. And it being illegal causes waaaay more harm to our society than it being legal. You talk about not wanting kids to grow up and smoke pot? I agree!! But it's MUCH easier for them to obtain while it's illegal! And let's face it, we can tell our kids what to do until we're blue in the face, but kids don't always listen to their parents, especially when they're teens, no matter how well you teach them. So, we should both teach our kids to avoid smoking anything AND make it more difficult for them to get, by legalizing it. Not to mention ALL the other problems I previously mentioned. Keeping it illegal is plain ridiculous.

And I get that you're saying your point is that people just shouldn't smoke it all, and that's fine, but it's not a viable option for a solution. It will not help the world we live in, and won't stop people from smoking. You're not solving anything by telling people they shouldn't smoke it. You say you've been speaking against pot for 15 years? Well the statistics of how many North Americans and UK citizens smoke pot have BOTH gone up in the last 15 years!! So, as I've been telling you -- IT IS NOT A VIABLE OPTION! We can't rely on that as if it's a solution! That's just ridiculous.

You say you have kids, even grandkids? If that's true, I'm shocked you can't see my point!!! Don't you care about your grandkids?? And the other children of the country? Do you know how easy it is for teenagers to get pot?? While it's MUCH harder for teens to get other bad things like cigarettes or alcohol, because the government will not sell to a teenager, but a street dealer? They'd sell to a 11 year old if they had the money!!! It's terrible! This is why we need to legalize and regulate, otherwise it's not going to stop! All the while we're losing money, and letting real criminals (one who may actually hurt, rape, or murder children) are walking around under the radar because law-enforcement is too preoccupied with POT of all things!! Doesn't that make you sick to your stomach?!?! You're a mother, for Gods sake!

Is that REALLY what you want for your family, and children everywhere????? I know I certainly don't, nor do I want to see nice people sitting in jail all because of a hobby. I may not exactly agree with pot, but it sure as heck shouldn't land someone in jail! and it's not harming anything, either. If someone wants to smoke it, why not? It's not hurting me any.

(Comment continued - sorry, lol character limit on Blogger!)

Anonymous said...


So to sum it up; Telling people they shouldn't smoke pot, does not do anything! Whether it's true or not, it's useless to the issue. It's either illegal, or legal. Those are the only options. Illegal or legal. Don't say "it shouldn't matter, let's just not think about it!" You can't just live in a fantasy world like that!! The reality is, that everyone in the world quitting pot is NOT AN OPTION!

It's either ILLEGAL, or LEGAL.... and if you support keeping it illegal, then you're indirectly supporting gangs and cartels, supporting all the rapists, killers, thieves, and pedophiles who are left uncaught because the cops are busy filling the jail with pot-smokers, and you also support giving pot to teenagers. By telling me you'd rather keep pot illegal, you're basically saying "Let my grandkids get kidnapped and murdered, as long as those pot smokers are in jail!!"


I really am baffled you can't see what I'm saying. Think about this as a MOTHER, and GRANDMOTHER .... or even just a human being with a soul. Do you REALLY want your family living in a world like that??????? Mother to Mother, I ask you to reconsider.

Cindybin said...

I knew you'd say this. I know you don't smoke pot, and after I made my post, I realized I forgot to write about how "This is what I tell the pot smokers I see online." My point is that when they all focus on the LAW rather than themselves and the other pot smokers, and when they all tell me that "everybody smokes pot" or that "people have used mind-altering substances since the dawn of time", blah blah blah, I tell them, "Just because OTHER people may smoke pot doesn't make it right and doesn't mean YOU have to! Aren't you better than that? Of course you are!" I try to get them to THINK, to realize that they are too GOOD to be doing something like using mind-altering drugs! And they need to stop blaming the LAW for the drug war! And people ALWAYS tell me how pot is so much easier to get because it's illegal. Well I sure never knew where to find pot! Nobody ever offered it to me 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 how smokes pot, approves of it or knows where to find it! It is illegal!

And making pot legal will give a terrible message to kids, making it sound like when you grow up, it's okay to use a mind-altering drug to get high and stoned and relax and buzzed and have "fun". They will think this is just what you do! And legalize it for who? ADULTS? Adults are the ones who should know better and NOT SMOKE POT!

Again, the entire reason I keep speaking up against pot and saying it should be illegal is because you guys keep focusing on the LAW rather than the pot smokers. We shouldn't even be THINKING about such things as marijuana or if it is legal or not! I sure never did! I've never even SEEN marijuana. And you had to be a totally different person to use marijuana! It was ILLEGAL!

Anonymous said...

If preachy self righteousness were effective, no one would smoke pot, get pregnant out of wedlock or fail to finish school. Sadly most of us live in the real world and understand that all of these things happen no matter how much you try and prevent them. The bottom line is that you will never jail cannabis away and you will never preach it away. The best thing to do is legalize for adults and educate.

Cindybin said...

Dear anonymous, It is comments like yours that prove my point about why we all need to keep speaking up against pot even MORE! Even after ALL I HAVE SAID, you still don't get it. My point is that yes I know that people still drink and smoke pot and get pregnant out of wedlock, blah blah blah. But that doesn't make it right and it doesn't mean YOU have to do it! Aren't you better than that? That is what I tell each and every pot smoker I talk to, who says all this same stuff to me, trying to justify getting high on pot. They all use stupid excuses about how we will never get everyone to stop using drugs, blah blah blah. And then you accuse me of wanting to "jail cannabis away." THAT IS NOT WHAT I AM ABOUT! I have explained over and over that all I'm saying is that we shouldn't use mind-altering drugs recreationally! That includes alcohol, which is also a drug! A casual booze drinker is no better than a casual pot smoker, except they aren't breaking the law! Can't you understand my point? The only reason I talk about how pot should be illegal is because of all the pot smokers who accuse me of wanting pot smokers to "rot in prison" and who tell me all the benefits legalizing "weed" would do (while they cuss me out, threaten me, make fun of me for playing with dolls, attack my religion, etc.). Do we really want people like that walking around actually USING drugs? Heck no! Look at them! Instead of being nice, decent, mature people and taking a stand AGAINST DRUGS, they focus on whether their precious "weed" is legal or not, they accuse me of wanting pot to be illegal, and they can't even see why it's wrong to use drugs recreationally! THAT is why I say that pot SHOULD be illegal! My whole point is that there wouldn't BE any "drug laws" or "drug war" 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 is illegal! I've never even SEEN pot! And then the pot smokers use THAT against me, too. "If you have never seen weed, then you have no right to speak up against it!" They say this to me all the time! And again, this proves why pot SHOULD be illegal forever, with very stiff penalties! Can't you see my point?? You shouldn't even be THINKING about pot or whether it is legal or not! How old are you? Do you smoke pot? And then you accuse me of being "preachy and self-righteous." THIS is why we all need to speak up even more and why pot should be illegal forever!

Anonymous said...

You acknowledge that preaching and jailing away cannabis is ineffective and offer the solution of more preaching and more jails.

Cindybin said...

Dear Anonymous, You STILL don't get it! Can't you see that the only reason I have said that pot should be illegal forever is because of people like you? It is because of the people who use and defend it! You shouldn't even be THINKING about such things as marijuana or whether it should be legal or not. I sure never did! My whole point is that there wouldn't BE any "drug laws" or "drug war" if people would just grow up and not smoke pot! How hard is it to not smoke pot? Where would one even find this stuff? It is ILLEGAL! I have never even SEEN marijuana! Even if it were legal, what a thing to do!

Anonymous said...

I feel like marijuana legalization is not only for people like "Abraham Lincoln." What about children suffering from epilepsy - children whose seizures are only calmed by medical marijuana? Cancer patients? HIV/Aids patients? Is it okay for these people to "use" "pot?"

Cindybin said...

Dear Anonymous, Have you not read a thing I have written over the years?? I have explained over and over a billion times for the past 15 years online that I am NOT AGAINST MEDICAL MARIJUANA! That is a TOTALLY different issue! Nobody is against MEDICINE. Medicine is something a person uses to treat an illness or condition they don't want to have in the first place! I am a nice person and of course would not want anybody to suffer! If something like marijuana—or ANYTHING—truly helps a person with a true medical condition, then of COURSE that would be a good thing! I would use it myself if I had to, if it were legal for that and it worked. I have even been trying for YEARS to write an article on the benefits of medical marijuana! But I have yet to find a single decent person to interview to use as an example in my article! All the casual users rave about the medical benefits in order to justify getting high (while they cuss me out, threaten me with death and bodily harm, attack my religion, my looks, my sex life, make mean videos and websites about me, reveal my personal information, make fun of me for collecting dolls, tell me to kill myself, tell me they hope I get cancer, etc.) And even the "medical" users I've talked to and seen online have been horrible just like the recreational users. Even the "nice" ones don't get it and honestly can't see why it is wrong to use mind-altering drugs recreationally. How can I support them when they are like THAT??

Now all I want to do is write articles and make videos using all the THOUSANDS of comments and emails I have collected from you guys, to show what you are like! The world needs to know!! Oh it is so depressing. I always thought MEDICAL users and supporters and growers would be NICE, and surely agree that we shouldn't use mind-altering drugs recreationally. What parent would ever raise their kids to grow up and get high on POT? At any age? And I say the same things about alcohol! Alcohol is a drug! Just because it's legal doesn't make it right! A casual booze drinker is no better than a casual pot smoker, except they aren't breaking the law! You guys always think that just because I say we shouldn't smoke pot, that I'm all "hung up on pot" and think that it's all dangerous and deadly and "ruins your life." I never say that! All I'm saying is that we shouldn't use mind-altering drugs recreationally, that this is good morals and just plain common sense! And I am NOT against medical marijuana or ANYTHING that truly helps someone with a true medical condition! But as I said, I have yet to find any kind of true, decent medical marijuana user! It is just crazy!!!

So, you claim to be all about MEDICAL marijuana, just SOOOO concerned about the poor, suffering children and cancer patients. How do you feel about RECREATIONAL USE? Do YOU smoke pot recreationally? Do you think anything is wrong with doing so? How old are you?