Part of the problem in getting teens to stop using cannabis lies in studies that support the use of cannabis.
The other part lies in our attitude toward cannabis. It seems to me that we Americans do not take Marijuana seriously enough. Sure we tell our kids it’s a bad thing. Yet the attitude toward marijuana is pretty light. Almost at the same level as cigarette. How many times do you see those anti-drug advertisement where the parents found out their kid takes drug and tells the kid it’s not okay, but it’s not uncommon. Then continue to tell the kid their own drug experience. That is a bad way of teaching. Bad! Now you just gave the kid one more reason to do drugs. “My parents did them and they turned out okay.” We should teach the kid that anything that mess with your brain is bad. Whether if it is alcohol or smoking or other drugs.
Now I take my argument further and argue for banning alcohol, smoking, and other drugs that is not used for medical reasons issued by a doctor. Some people say that’s too harsh or that’s a sign of the limitation of freedom. The use of these drug/substance is not freedom. It’s motivated by greed and harms others in the process. I guess my main point will be that if we want to evolve further into that higher level being we so delusioned ourself with, we must get rid of these of which chains our true freedom.
man what ever your smoking has really distorted reality for you
banning substances dose not work
if teens can’t get the drugs that do the least damage they will do the drugs that do the most damage like glue ,gasoline and other inhalants
do you really think you have the slightest hope of keeping teens from getting high
but I guess for someone like you the deaths of a few thousand teens is a small price to pay for keeping the least harm full drugs harder to get (tell that to the Mothers of the teens you advocate killing )
pull your head out of your ass and have a look at the real world for a change
We should teach the kid that anything that mess with your brain is bad.
“There is a myth about such highs: the user has an illusion of great insight, but it does not survive scrutiny in the morning. I am convinced that this is an error, and that the devastating insights achieved when high are real insights; the main problem is putting these insights in a form acceptable to the quite different self that we are when we’re down the next day. Some of the hardest work I’ve ever done has been to put such insights down on tape or in writing. The problem is that ten even more interesting ideas or images have to be lost in the effort of recording one. It is easy to understand why someone might think it’s a waste of effort going to all that trouble to set the thought down, a kind of intrusion of the Protestant Ethic. But since I live almost all my life down I’ve made the effort – successfully, I think. Incidentally, I find that reasonably good insights can be remembered the next day, but only if some effort has been made to set them down another way. If I write the insight down or tell it to someone, then I can remember it with no assistance the following morning; but if I merely say to myself that I must make an effort to remember, I never do.”
Now I take my argument further and argue for banning alcohol, smoking, and other drugs that is not used for medical reasons issued by a doctor.
What you propose would corrupt the entire medical system. You don’t suppose there would be doctors who would prescribe beer, cigarettes, espresso, etc. for a high consultation fee? I’d rather leave that type of life decision up to individuals so that they can make a free (as in freedom and beer) choice.
I guess my main point will be that if we want to evolve further into that higher level being we so delusioned ourself with, we must get rid of these of which chains our true freedom.
I agree with that entirely except for the notion of government dictating what people do with their own bodies being equivalent to “true freedom.”
how about you move to the north pole where you can get your wishes and theres no alcohol, weed, or cig’s, and us normal people can stay right where we are. Weed is safer than alcohol if you ask me. How many people have over dosed and died while smoking weed? how many have killed someone while driving under the influence of weed?… none, and many very few. take that same question with anyother drug, including alcohol which IS a drug. there is no comparison. People need to leave weed alone. it is not a gateway drug, and it does not harm anyone, it might make you a little hungry and lazy, but did that ever hurt any one? maybe we should ban our 9-5 jobs too, seems like the same symptoms to me. leave weed alone. focus on over the counter meds mixed with all this shit kids are making now with this. i cant even explain any of that, but focus on it. taking the active ingredients out of over the counter meds and mixing them all up and eating/smoking/snorting them?? lets ignore that and worry about weed still…
thank you massachusetts for decriminalizing weed, all but one town in Mass passed that question on the 2009 ballot. hmmmm… if a whole state can pass it then whats wrong with it?
My personal opinion is that anyone who takes any form of drug when they are not treating a painful medical condition is extremely stupid. The evidence is in now and it can be very harmful. Taking an expensive addictive illegal substance is even more stupid because it exposes to ruin your health, wealth and liberty.
However there are legitimate uses for cannabis and heroin in the treatment of chronic painful medical conditions.
It seems to me that we Americans do not take Marijuana seriously enough.
We took it so seriously that we are prepared to make people suffer incredible long term pain in order to satisfy our moral outrage. Not only that, but we have forced this on a number of other countries through trade and security treaties that require adherence to USA drug policies.
In the 1950s many women gave birth while zonked out by a dose of heroin and it did no harm at all. The practice was not stopped for medical reasons.
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