ok, Ill chime in a bit, first time ive read the thread
lol, man im not sure where to begin so Ill try and keep it short and sweet
Gateway drug is silly, the less than 1% assumption that pot smokers will not become heavy drug addicts, slightly insulting. I mean who are these "potheads"? Some kind of rare, incompetent cookie eating idiots? They are your teachers, neighboors, politicians, laywers, med school students, any one and everyone. Im a pot smoker, Im not an idiot, I know the difference between marijuana and cocaine. Ive known for a long time, as does the rest of the population, so how cannabis would all of the sudden alter my perception so badly that start injecting heroin, because you know, it seems like a reasonable trail to follow after a bong hit, is beyond me. Ive been smoking since I was 15 and I have never ever done any other drugs, no saliva, no shrooms, none of that. All of my friends did heavy drugs, but seeing them go through made me not want to touch it.
Any history lesson will tell you the hilarious story of how marijuana came to be illegal, so yes it is "illegal". What educated, up-to-date person would agree with it being illegal? I would not send my children else where to have a good time, a underage teen wants to drink and "no illegal activity in my house" will send them down the street to learn how to handle alcohol by other teens? You may not want to "encourage" and enable the behaviour, but obviously the people they are with are encouraging it. Hmm, cool friends saying have a toke, mama saying you'll be out on your *** if you bring a dimebag in MY house, where do you think the teen will be heading?
I want my child to know that our house is his haven for sleeping, eating, schoolwork and friends. If they are going to get high and drunk, because they're mini-adults, they're personalities and tendancies are shaped, they will do what their going to do, I want it under my watchful eye so I know where my son is. I feel thats common-sense, of all the things in the world, I will not be alienating my children because the law says the big green plant is bad.
I feel as though most of the anti- marijuana people have NEVER smoked weed, you must know so much about its effects then
Cannabis is simply not for everyone. It is meant to benefit your mindset and life, its a good thing, I think a couple people here need a nice sweet spliff rolled for them, mellow out man
and yes, im partial to mj, a glance at my sig will tell you that