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Christin Sander says
Would you want your child's teacher getting "mellow" before trying to teach an algebra class or explain the nuances of a Charles Dickens novel.
What a ridiculous question Larry - I didn't say I would "want" either one - the question was which is worse. I have lived with raging alcoholics - I would choose "neither" but of the two, trust me a person who uses marijuana is much more agreeable
I sorry you found my question ridiculous--the point is how are you going to know when your teacher, accountant or doctor took few hits to get in a mellow mode. You can smell alcohol on person's breath. Marijuana use is easier to hide.
No, it's pretty easy to spot a stoner
There are people who can function close to their normal state on marijuana to the point it is not perceivable.
larry i take it you don't know anyone who smokes pot because if you did you would realize that they could easily smoke a joint and still function well.that's a fact
I had a good friend who used Pot. He then went to his wife's tranquilizers with the pot and added beer to the mix and an think for a short time use coke. He got cleaned up, but his life was a wreck for several years.I have other examples.
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I do not smoke either. I have wine with meals about twice a week,an occasional beer with Pizza. I am not saying that pot could not be legalized and used responsibly. I am saying that too many assumptions are being made at the present time.
I would like to see some proof that marijuana does not stat a person from thinking clearly. Also, if made legal and the number of users increased significantly, that the impacts on society might be different.
i have smoked for over 30 years and i'm proof it helps with keeping your thinking clear. so what if the number of smokers increase, there is nothing wrong with it
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Ralph Deeds says
We are not that far apart. I am saying it could be an entry drug and not that everyone would move on to stronger stuff. I am also saying as you did if legalized, it would be controlled. That is going to create an illegal underground market for it.
Helen Murphy Howell says
I repeat my earlier comment. I am not convince that pot users only chill out. Some do stupid things and we do not know how pot is going to react with some prescription medications--including those for anxiety and depression.
I have been around many people using marijuana and people using alcohol. I have never seen a bad reaction to marijuana like what alcohol can do. There are basic over-the-counter drugs you wouldn't want to mix together or mix with alcohol.
Hi Larry, you've made a valid point,yes pot can cause adverse reactions in some. However so does alcohol, yet booze is legal pot isn't? All I can say is that as a nurse I've seen much more heartbreak/death/violence due to drink than pot.
Booze is legal--but it is regulated. Pot may be legal someday--but it will be regulated. Alcohol use is higher because it is legal and socially acceptable. If Pot use increases and earns social acceptance, we may see more problems.
Hi Larry, if you look at countries such as Holland who have legal use of pot, they don't have any more issues than the rest of Europe. Some folks will always want/need a 'something' to use, recreationally or otherwise, whether it's legal or not
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No sure why this received an inferior vote. This is great insight. I left the question so broad to get different views. Again, awesome insight.
I concur with your statements and agree you did not deserve a negative vote.
The question was which is worse? not who should drive intoxicated. I don't smoke personally, but I know those who do and they don't rage & become dangerous the way my former and now dead alcoholic family members did. Alcoholism is an UGLY thing.
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