And yes that man you speak of was a broken man before he ever did drugs. Drugs made him worse.
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I understand that there are some people who only toke occasionally, that not every pot user becomes an utter waste...But I think it's a way more common outcome of marijuana use than legalization proponents want us to think it is. And if more citizens become unproductive through pot use, guess who gets to pay their way? Those of us who are productive, working taxpayers.
Besides that, I suspect regular pot use has adverse physical effects. They really haven't done that many long-term studies, but I can't believe that inhaling all that tar into your lungs can be a good thing (not to mention what THC does to your brain with heavy, long-term use). So we're going to demonize cigarettes and legalize marijuana? What kind of a message does that send? And then, once pot is legalized, and half the population is using it regularly, they'll come out with studies showing that it's harmful to your health and they'll demonize the companies that sell it and tax them to death, like they're doing with the tobacco companies. Insane.
Not all broken people get addicted to drugs, but I've always gone by the motto "If you never start using, then you won't get addicted."
People who are addicted can get help, but most of them don't. Such a sad, needless, senseless waste of lives.
There but for the grace of God...I'm thankful to have Christ in my life, or who knows where I'd be?
You know how beer effected you when you had your first couple beers? Maybe had one or two and you were drunk as a skunk. But as you more regularly have one or two beers, it hardly effects you? Weed is very much the same. So if you tried it once or twice and got royally messed up that is not a true indicator of pot. I know plenty of hard working professional adults that could have a joint handed to them from Snoop Dogg himself, take a few puffs off of that, and their demeanor hardly changes at ll to the point you would have no idea they took a puff.
i think most people would be very, VERY surprised how many high level professionals in all fields smoke pot. You just don't know who they are because it is illegal and they are nothing like the folks you guys mention that have life issues regardless of the drug they choose to try and escape reality with.
Last edited by Mister Pittsburgh; 02-26-2013 at 09:50 PM.