Originally Posted by fourlittlebirds
"Lady, your brain is not even close to functioning fully. [...] No amount of logical argument will help somebody with your most decidedly non-mental prowess."
How very impressive that the best response you can come up with is to attack me personally.
"Cars are things that help when driving long distances. Yes, things that get you from one place to another. They have a function. A use."
So if something is harmful but is useful, then it's okay? (Oh, and I'm aware of what cars are for, but thanks so much for clarifying!)
"Comparing driving an automobile with smoking pot is the most inane comparison I have ever heard."
They both expose one to chemicals, so it is reasonable to compare them. If the comparison ultimately fails, though, it is because car exhaust is far more dangerous to one's health than moderate consumption of marijuana.
"It all boils down to this: is smoking pot harmful? Yes."
How about ingesting it in other ways? Proof?
All of the things that you mention -- food, water, cars -- are necessities of our modern life.
We need food to live. It's best to buy organic foods. But if you cannot afford them, you must still buy food for your child to eat. Thus they may be exposed to harmful chemicals through their foods.
A child needs water to survive. If you cannot afford bottled water that is free from fluoride, the child will have to drink tap water. Through the simple act of drinking water a child may be ingesting chemicals.
A person does not NEED pot to live or to survive. Is that simple enough for you to understand? Comparing pot with food, water or an automobile is faulty logic.
Another amazing thing I find is that with all of the chemicals one may ingest just by living, breathing, eating and drinking, one would think that a mother would be even more concerned and not advocate ingesting even MORE chemicals through a habit that is based only on their desire to get high and feel good.
For all the moms who get high on here, at least just admit that you do it because you want to. Not because you NEED to. Certainly, don't try to pretend that it's doing your baby any good. You don't help your cause out at all.
And for those that say things like, "Well, so and so down the street did it, and their kids are fine," you may as well be saying, "So and so hit their kids a lot, but they turned out fine." One cannot tell quite how these children would have turned out had the mother not been engaged in her medicinal pursuits, so one cannot definitively state that, can they?