FOR ALL YOU guys/girls out there that have kids are you ok with them being around it freely? even smoking it with there friends and maybe ruining there lifes...drugs CAN do that and it happens ..i've seen it everyone here has seen it where the drugs become more important than anything thing else in life to some people and it happens...is everyone willing to risk that with there own family/kids etc?
It's hard to argue with what you say, but there are plenty of legal substances that, when abused, ruin people's lives, even innocent bystanders, particularly alcohol.
Childhood friend wanted to join the Marines at 18. Tested positive for weed. Marines said they'd have him, but forget about college tuition & other perks. He said FU and is currently a jobless,toothless crackhead that lives in his mother's house at 47 years old.
Did the weed turn him into a worthless member of society? Maybe, maybe not.
I'm more inclined to believe that the illegality of pot sealed his fate. BTW, we drank long before making the gateway jump to reefer.
Substitute your word "drugs" with ice cream, soda, beer, sugar, caffeine, pork ribs, ribeyes, etc., etc., etc. Even water kills. I think banning Big Gulps in NYC is just the beginning if you're line of reasoning is applied across the board. Where exactly does it end?
I'll take freedom over a Nanny state every time.