Re: Should Pot Be Legalized?
Reply #35 –
…I would only add: Legalization makes perfect sense. We desperately need more people being stupid!
But the economic (taxes, anti-crime — anti-criminalization…) argument is persuasive: Government coffers must -after all- be filled. And governments seem, unerringly, to choose the worst of the options available to them. (How is it, that We The People don't see and respond to this?)
I'm a "child" of the 60s, but I never liked the smell of that noxious weed's smoke. (And I didn't like its effects, when I'd inhaled it…) Were it made available and as legal as tobacco or booze tomorrow, I'd not likely try it again.
But -as a long-time abuser of alcohol, myself- I have to say that I'm not opposed to legalization: Stupid people will always find ways of being more stupid. It''s what they do.
Does anyone imagine that China has, no longer, an opium "problem"…?
Life is -sometimes- hard. Ease is -sometimes- easily had.
Everyone who's offered something more has failed to deliver…