won't someone think of the children?? Yeah, pot isn't good for kids. Neither is fine Kentucky Bourbon and I still seem to be able to purchase that with ID. If we want to keep pot away from kids, who arguably might be harmed by it, shouldn't we set up a distribution system where adults, who are not harmed by it, can purchase it but children cannot?
Oh, yeah, nobody in the White House cares about kids. If they cared about kids, we'd be doing something about child poverty instead of letting it increase. They must care about something else. Puritanism, perhaps?
The "drug war" makes absolutely no sense to me. I mean, sure, you get to crminialize just about everybody and weird culturally biased sentencing laws against "ghetto" drugs do unfairly target pesky minorities, who we can send to jail in droves and get free labor out of, but, um, everybody smokes pot. Poor kids. Rich kids. White kids. Lots and a lots and lots of white kids. And kids of color. And, like, um everybody. And it's less bad for you than alchohol. Lets review the risks:
- liver disease
- heart disease
- alchol poisoning
- chocking to death in a pool of your own vomit
- becoming an angry, violent belligerant drunk
- lung cancer and all the smoking-related cancers (if you smoke it, but not if you eat it)
- um, having thoughts that seem really profound but aren't
- noticing all the hollywood cliches and conceits in your favorite movie and relaizing that it's a contrived piece of crap.
- playing free jazz
How to lie with statistics
Mr Lagoy notes: "And it found the age of youths using marijuana is falling. The teenagers aged 12 to 17 said on average they started trying marijuana at 13 1/2. The same survey found that adults aged 18 to 25 had first tried it at 16. Do you see the problem with that statistic? you'd have to take all of the answers of '17' and up from that second group and scrap them. that first group hasn't had a chance to smoke pot for the first time at 18 yet." Also note that almost all the kids in the first group are under 16. If a kids is 14 now and will try pot for the first time at 16, her answer doesn't get counted. So the ages come out lower. surprise! Kids under 15 who have tried pot report that they were under 15 when they first tried pot! What does that tell you? Absolutely nothing. What a great way to set national policy.
Also note that this administration has been trying to protect us from the dangers of hemp oil and especially hemp fabric. My hemp pants may be getting me high right now! Except that, um, they're not. However, they do pose a hborrible danger to cottom and timber interests, since hemp is a far more efficient source of fibers than cotton or trees. An acre of hemp can produce 5 times as much paper as an acre of trees and the hemp can be harvested yearly, whereas it takes more than 20 years to let the trees mature.
Reefer Madness! Reefer Madness Reefer Madness! Reefer Madness!! aieee! we must protect druggie teenagers by sending them to "treatment" and jail!