Weed, weed, weed. The poster child for the legalization crowd. Legalize it and our financial problems will be solved (like it’s saved California LOL!), the jails will be emptied, the “war on drugs” will be over and medicinal miracle plant will cure everything from AIDS to the bubonic plague.
Personally…if the politicians decide to legalize the “devil weed”, life will go on. I’m not about to preach about bud being a “gateway drug”. The “gateway” is the type of person who decides to do something BECAUSE it’s against the law. For that sort of person, if it’s not ganja it will be something else. I’m also not saying that its a bigger societal problem than cigarettes or alcohol (but what…those are not trouble enough?). I won’t be out on the public square with a sign. And I do think that the States who make simple possession of user amounts a crime vs. a violation like in my state, are making people into “criminals” who probably don’t deserve the label.
Currently…marijuana IS illegal. You know it. I know it, and its a just a freakin plant that gives you a buzz, you tell me YOUR life can’t go on without it? All the drum beating for legalization is just a lot of smoke for “I feels good and I want it”. I’d like a gun locker full of full-automatic toys with suppressors, they would make me feel good…but they are against the law so I don’t have any. The crying about people facing the consequences for doing something they KNEW was illegal when they did it rings hollow.
And spare me the “don’t you have something better to do?” bunk. If your entire neighborhood is calling the police complaining about the pot smoking and the marijuana sales in front of your home we (the 5-0) are supposed to ignore their rights to have the police address their problems? If you want weed legal…by all means campaign for it, but if you get caught with it put on your big boy pants and live with the consequences.