A woman writes:
"...I don't care what others do, as long as it doesn't affect others. My friends who do use recreationally (not even a lot of them do) actually own houses, have jobs, go hunting, fishing, hiking, traveling. They buy legally and smoke legally at home. They don't use in public, or when other people who don't smoke are present."
People tell me this ALL THE TIME online, as if that makes it okay to smoke pot! They honestly think that if only I knew that pot smokers lead good, productive lives and are well-rounded and go hiking, that I'd suddenly realize it's okay to light up a joint, smoke it and get high! She doesn't understand that having a good job and owning a house and having hobbies makes it makes it WORSE that they smoke pot, because they of ALL people should know better. They set a terrible example and go against everything that most parents try to teach their kids about drugs and life. And how does she have friends who smoke pot? I don't know anybody in real life who smokes pot, approves of it or even knows where to find marijuana!
This woman illustrates why we all need to speak up against pot even MORE. She is yet ANOTHER Internet person who accuses me of thinking that anybody who smokes pot is a stupid, lazy bum lying in a gutter somewhere. Nobody thinks that! It doesn't even occur to her that we are against pot because it's a mind-altering drug! We all need to speak up against pot not because of marijuana itself, but because of the people who use and defend it!