I don't use marijuana, but sometimes I carry a bag of tobacco. It is sad to think that we have people dying in this country because they wanted to carry a small bag with plant material in it.
I know i'm not really anonymous , but i have to say that i do think marijuana should be legal regardless , just like booze is , get caught driving high on pot same charges as dui /dwi . I disagree on making all drugs legal . Such as meth , cocaine , and heroin . These people need extreme help and are very dangerous on these types of drugs . Just an ole hippie who has become wise in my years , i don't do drugs pharma or otherwise . My advice to young people is never to do any . You will live a long and happy life .
The ironic thing is that he died from inhalation of marijuana. The only way anyone COULD die from inhalation of marijuana, that is.
@ Anonymous 2009-20-20 5:26 pm,I disagree on making all drugs legal. Such as meth, cocaine, and heroin. What difference does it make this guy choked to death on a bag of marijuana vs. meth or cocaine or heroin or poop?Those of us against prohibition are not trying to create "party world" but end the vastly worse situation than any hippie hater dreamed of, which are a currently living in.Your last sentence is not accurate. A nice thought, but not accurate.
@ William, "I don't use marijuana, but sometimes I carry a bag of tobacco."You know what this whole thing reminds me of? Imagine this, "you're carrying tobacco? Fine. Move along, be on your way." "You're carrying marijuana. Scum bag. You're a low-life, away to prison with you."Not too long ago… "Your skin color is ok with me, you can be here, we accept you." "Hey, boy! What are you doing here?! We don't let the likes of you in here!"BTW - Thanks for showing up and writing some posts! :-)
"My advice to young people never do any"Don't want to offend you, but you sound very hypocritical. Essentially you are saying, "don't do as I did, do as I say!" You think that type of advice is going to work with teenagers (or younger kids)?! LOL You sound like you need a fresh dose of reality. It is my opinion that legalizing the "harder" drugs is the only way to get them off the black market and out of the dealers' (and our kids') hands. You know?! They don't card! And they are going to sell as much of the other junk, as they can, to our kids! Since there is no control over the drugs,the dealers control it! They don't care if your kid buys some weed or heroin! We are feeding the kids to the dealers on a silver platter! Keeping it the way it is is pure insanity! The old way has not worked up to now. I doubt it ever will. How many more kids have to die because people want to let the drugs stay illegal?
I have a feeling that in a few years I will be choking on my bag of tobacco while marijuana smokers sit in bars enjoying their joints.We always need a scapegoat. It is sad. I hold out hope that one day we will wake up to this.
You may not be too far off the mark William. We were fortunate to speak with a politician in Amsterdam that did say he believed there would be attempts to outlaw tobacco.
I disagree on making all drugs legal . Such as meth , cocaine , and heroin . These people need extreme help and are very dangerous on these types of drugs .Andre Agassi, dangerous? On the tennis court perhaps, but only if you are on the other side of the net.I'm sure others know much more about this than I do, but our military used to give operators of immense machinery methamphetamine. Not only were they operating immense machinery, but the machinery was equipped with bombs, machine guns, and other people's lives.
@ William Cooke, "We always need a scapegoat. It is sad. I hold out hope that one day we will wake up to this."You are so right in pointing out one of humans' biggest foibles; blaming the keys for being lost, blaming the dessert for being so tasty, blaming the dryer for eating our socks, etc… As far as I'm concerned this is where Christians should excel, but are not! Jesus was the ultimate example of taking blame for stuff he didn't do. He even advised us it was a blessing to take blame for stuff we didn't do. Pick up the trash you didn't throw. Stick up for the unfairly attacked person, even if you do not like him or her. But for many "despising the shame" and ignorant assumptions of others is too hard.Yes. It is ironic. You may know, but others may not, the origin of "scapegoat" is from the ancient Jews. Yearly they ceremoniously sent a goat in to the desert, I believe the priests laid their hands on it, and it was meant to denote placing all the sins of the people on one object and sending it away from them. Leviticus 16:10, 21-22. Doing a quick re-read I don't see the "yearly" part I mentioned, but…Re: the scapegoat of drugs, Dr. Hochman touches on this in his advice to teens and parents. Worth reading, also see the video there too.