Saturday, February 18, 2017

WHY POT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!! REALLY!

Stop accusing me of being against "weed" because "some pot smokers have been mean to me"! And stop bringing up the law and telling me the benefits of making pot legal! The more you guys do this, the more I realize we all need to speak up against pot even MORE, and that it should be illegal forever, with VERY STIFF PENALTIES! You guys shouldn't even be THINKING about pot! I sure never do! I've never even SEEN marijuana! Nobody has 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! It is ILLEGAL! Even if it were legal it doesn't make it right! What parent would ever raise their kids to grow up and smoke POT? At any age? What a thing to do!

So again, STOP accusing me of being against "weed" because of pot smokers being mean to me, and STOP telling me all the benefits of making "weed" legal! Just the fact that you would even use the term "weed" is a red flag! Grow up already! Stop thinking about pot!

Anonymous said...
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Cindy, you seem to have completely ignored everything that I've just said to you.

You say that you and your husband never smoked pot as kids/teens. And you don't know anyway who smokes it? Okay, but that is entirely irrelevant and I don't see why you're bringing this up. What does this have to do with anything that we are discussing?

Just because you didn't smoke pot as a teen does not mean every teenager will be the same. The fact is; millions of people, many of which are teens will want to smoke pot - and regardless of what you say, they will not change their mind. So simply saying "no one should smoke pot" will do NOTHING to help the problem. Kids will do things they shouldn't do ... Not every kid, but many. So our best course of action is to protect them from this; and legalizing will help to do so.

For example let's look at alcohol; is it good for you? Hell no! Do I support alcohol? No... But do I think it should be illegal? Most definitely not because making it illegal will not get rid of it; it will make access easier to teens, and adults will be able to get it too. There would also be an insane loss of income to the government and a surge in crime profits.

Weed is the same (well it's not the same exactly but I'll get to that later.) but it's the same in the sense that making it illegal doesn't make it go away, and telling people not to use it will not ever make them stop using it! In fact if regulated/legalized there would likely be measures taken to actually help people quit... Such as an addiction hotline phone number on every purchase of recreational weed from a dispensary. Just as cigarettes (in my country at least) MUST have warnings and extensive anti-smoking pamphlets, and ways to help someone quit smoking included in the pack of smokes.
Anonymous said...
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Just because you tell people to stop something does not mean that they will! Some might, but most definitely not everyone, and in fact MOST people will not stop something because someone tells them to with no reasoning for it. Weed will never go away, Cindy. Never.

Weed will never go away. I'm going to repeat this a few times to let it sink in.

Weed will never go away. Pot will never go away. Marijuana will never go away. Dope will never go away. Grass will never go away.

People will never stop smoking weed. People will never stop smoking weed.
People will never stop smoking weed. People will never stop smoking weed.
People will never stop smoking weed. People will never stop smoking weed.

Okay, got it? Weed is here to stay; and that leaves us with either the option of illegal or legal.

Legalizing will:
*Take profits away from criminals.
*Prevent the pot from being laced or contaminated with drugs that actually cause damage.
*Keep it away from kids and teens.
*provide a better income to governments that can be used to improve communities.
*Free up police time, effort and jail space for criminals who are really doing dangerous and awful things.
*Raise public awareness on real facts about marijuana


Keeping it illegal will:
*Feed money to potentially harmful criminals
*Provide easy access of pot to teens.
*Waste jail space and police time while some REAL criminals like people who steal kill and rape are running free.
*Allow for potential of fatal drugs being laced with pot and then killing people.


So which scenario looks better to you? Legalizing or keeping it illegal? I will take legalization ANYDAY! And I'd think anyone who truly cares about society would agree.

Also... Why should marijuana be illegal for adults to smoke anyway? With substances like cigarettes and alcohol there is at least an argument that they are not only detrimental to a person's health but drinking and hard drugs also cause potential for those people to injure or kill others. But marijuana does not have those qualities, and relatively no negative connotations or affects, so I don't see why it should be disallowed or discouraged in any way.
Cindybin said...
Dear Anonymous, AARGGHHH Have you not read a thing I have written over the years?? I have said a billion times that even if "weed" were legal it doesn't make it right to use it to get high and stoned and have "fun", and it doesn't mean YOU have to use it! Aren't you better than that? That is what I tell all the pot smokers I see online who admit to us all that they smoke pot! I am just trying to get them to THINK, to realize there is a better way to live! People need to grow up and set an example! And it makes me FURIOUS that guys always tell me about how making pot legal will take profits away from criminals, blah blah blah. Again, THAT ISN'T THE POINT! Comments like yours make me realize pot should be illegal forever, with VERY STIFF PENALTIES. Not because of marijuana itself, but because of the people who use and defend it! Like you! YOu JUST DON'T GET IT. STOP FOCUSING ON THE LAW, stop telling me all this stuff about the benefits of making "weed" legal! THAT ISN'T THE POINT! YOu shouldn't even be THINKING about "weed"! I sure never do! I have never even SEEN marijuana!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 who smokes pot, approves of it or knows where to find it! It is ILLEGAL! Even if pot were legal, what parent would ever raise their kids to grow up and get high on marijuana? At any age? Most parents try to teach their kids morals, values and common sense to know that this is wrong! 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!