Thursday, June 16, 2016

POT SMOKER TELLS ME POT IS SAFER THAN CIGARETTES


Some guy named AJ wrote:

idk what's so bad about weed, it's already legal in 2 states, and it does nohting bad to you.

now if you were talking about cigarettes, that's a different story.



I must get 200 emails or comments like this a week. I am so sick of pot smokers telling me that "weed" is safe and becoming legal, as if that makes it okay to get high, and trying to compare pot to cigarettes! This shows why pot should be ILLEGAL! Do we really want people like this walking around actually USING mind-altering drugs? Wake up, voters and lawmakers! And I haven't even posted or approved the worst comments! I really should start posting those so that people can see what pot smokers are like! 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Right. Let's keep wasting billions on prohibition. You really don't get out much Cindy. Some of us actually work for a living and don't need a big nanny state telling us what to do. Just go play with your dolls and kitties and stop bothering the adults.

Anonymous said...

Cindy, objectively speaking, marijuana is actually relatively harmless. Of course, nothing is 100% safe. Caffeine in coffee, for example, can be deadly in very high doses. And yes, caffeine is classified as a "drug." Are you against caffeine (and tea) too? Not to mention the various prescription drugs, including opioid-based pain killers. In essence, the word "drug" is a very nebulous term, and its association with being bad is unfortunate.

The problem is selfishness. It is totally fine if you are against marijuana, alcohol, or drugs in general. I have no qualms with that. What you have been doing is attempting to push your agenda onto others. In other words: "If I don't like it, no one else should be able to use or do it." That's not how it works. For example, I'm a fan of neither cats nor dolls---but that's just my opinion, and I would never prohibit or prevent you from pursuing those hobbies, nor would I insist they should be illegal just because I do not like them.

Stubbornness also comes into play. There has been a good number of research studies (albeit more is needed) showing that marijuana has a number of health benefits. Indeed, there's a reason why medical marijuana is acceptable and becoming more common, including in IL. Furthermore, given the many medicinal benefits, there is no reason anymore to prohibit its recreational use. There have been no reported deaths from using marijuana directly, such as THC overdoses.

Brief review of research on the benefits of using cannabis: http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000884

More information on the benefits of marijuana: http://www.businessinsider.com/health-benefits-of-medical-marijuana-2014-4

Again, it is completely fine to be against the use of marijuana or any other drugs for that matter. But, do not push your agenda onto others simply because you think you're right and they're wrong. That is just ignorant arrogance.

Also: do you know why marijuana is illegal? Xenophobia: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/opinion/high-time-federal-marijuana-ban-is-rooted-in-myth.html?_r=0

Cindybin said...

Have you not read a thing I have written?? I have explained over and over that the entire reason I have to keep speaking up against pot is because you guys always accuse me of thinking it is deadly, dangerous and ruins your life. NOBODY THINKS THAT! Doesn't it even OCCUR to you guys that I am against pot because it's a mind-altering drug?? All I'm saying is that we shouldn't use drugs to get high, stoned, buzzed, relax and unwind, have "fun", etc. This is good morals and just plain common sense! Using drugs to have "fun" is not what TRUE fun is! That is what makes it wrong, and just plain immature! 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! People need to grow up and set an example and not use mind-altering drugs to have "fun"!

And stop trying to compare COFFEE or caffeine to pot and alcohol, that isn't the same at all! Again, this is yet another reason I have had to keep speaking up against pot all these years, is because you guys keep trying to compare it to caffeine, and you tell me about the harmful effects of caffeine, how it is addictive, blah blah blah. That isn't the same at all!!

And for the billionth time, NOBODY IS AGAINST MEDICINE. That is a totally different issue! But I have yet to find one single TRUE medical user! They are all just HORRIBLE! You are telling me about MEDICAL marijuana, as if I have never, ever heard a thing about this. Oh brother! And THIS is why I have to keep speaking up against pot!!!

Cindybin said...

Anonymous said...
Right. Let's keep wasting billions on prohibition. You really don't get out much Cindy. Some of us actually work for a living and don't need a big nanny state telling us what to do. Just go play with your dolls and kitties and stop bothering the adults.

HAVE YOU NOT READ A THING I HAVE WRITTEN?? It is comments like yours that are the entire reason I realize we all need to speak up against pot and why 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?? Heavens no! Look at you! Instead of being a nice, decent, mature guy and taking a stand AGAINST drugs, you come here and post this ridiculous stuff, accusing me of wanting to "waste billions on prohibition", you accuse me of not getting out much, you tell me to go "play with my dolls and kitties", etc. Oh brother!! You shouldn't even be THINKING about pot! I sure never do!

Anonymous said...

You've never met a "true" medical user? I've met thousands - they are not hard to find at all!! Perhaps you're not trying to find one? I think you might seek out people who insult you simply so you have someone to fight with.

Cindybin said...

Dear anonymous, You still don't get it! These people who claim to be "medical" users aren't TRUE medical users! Can't you see my point? How can we support them when they cuss me out, threaten me, make fun of me for collecting dolls, attack my religion, tell me to kill myself, etc. And they can't even understand why it's wrong to use drugs recreationally! Does that sound like a TRUE medical user to you?