Saturday, December 28, 2013

Confused

I do not understand why there is so much support for legalizing "pot".   We have spent billions to discourage the use of that other noxious weed, tobacco, and placed warning labels on cigarette packages telling of the health hazards of its use. Am I to believe there are no health hazards connected to smoking weed. There are health hazards involved in breathing exhaust fumes, wood smoke,  heck,any particulates . Pot is exempt from this danger? I acknowledge there is no scientific evidence of pot causing respitory disease , or cancer. There are few studies done. There have been studies  done that indicate brain changes and cognitive decline in marijuana users but this evidence has been ignored by legislators in Colorado and the public enthusiasm for legalization of use. I have no moral quarrels with  those who use weed or tobacco but it does seem that to promote use of one while decrying the use of the other is hard to justify.

1 Comments:

Blogger kelly roy said...

The argument was made about alcohol as well. However, alcohol which is legal is a depressant, kills millions every year via auto accidents and liver failure, makes people ignorant and willing to fight, cry and take risks they would likely never take sober.
Pot is calming, No one high is ready to fight, mostly just laugh and eat Doritos. They are too relaxed to want to drive, they order delivery....and if they ever do drive, they usually go under the speed limit and hug the curb.
When I was an officer I much rather contact a group of high folks than drunk.
If it's legal it can be taxed. If it's legal then cartels lose some of their foothold on our country. If it's legal, eventually the novelty of taking a risk to get it will eventually wear off. If it's legal maybe then the people who really need it for medical reasons won't have to fight through the gauntlet of federal red tape to get help.

No one is looking at the long term health affects, ...that would make sense.....the bottom line with any commodity is the money that can be made now, not how much proximate damage it will cause and the cost of that.

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