Why weed reform is a waste of time

By | July 15, 2012

When I was twenty-three and dating what I had been told was this wonderful guy, it never occurred to anyone that this wonderful “catch” was seriously addicted to alcohol and drugs.

In my younger days, we called these folks junkies.

In dating this joker, no one ever mentioned this individual’s drug of choice and his inability to function without it.

My experience with weed is that it makes you dumb.

I have had terrible experiences with drugs and drinking and often wonder what makes them so appealing. I’ve also wondered whether people have had similar awful experiences and if so why do they continue to “light up”.

Often times, I have heard individuals who promote healthy living say it is natural and ok and some other nonsense regarding it coming from the earth and so on. This same group of folk are often the ones who self righteously defend their right to smoke and also have serious trouble being productive or moving their lives forward.

I can remember reading an article when I was a young teen that said that drugs killed brain cells and since I was on the quest to become brilliant I wanted no parts of these shenanigans.

This and the fact that my father told me and my sisters that he would kill any of us if we ever became drug addicts.

I have yet to see anyone take anything and become a better person.

When my stud from years ago would get high, there would always be a heart felt apology followed by an unrelenting outpouring of emotions usually culminating in a climactic, “this (you and I) is the real deal and I’m very serious about us”.

Part of me doesn’t get the reason we need any of it. Another part feels why stop there have the balls to go for the cocaine or something really hard.

Then again, I have always been one for truly going for it and not half stepping with any of my shit.

So if I was gonna do drugs it would be the real thing.

Also, with all of this “reform” who gets the money that will be made ?

According to stats and news sources: possession by people of color gets one type of incarceration while selling and or possession by whites gets a very different set of consequences. When we are demanding change, we often have to look at overall effects and who has the most to lose and or gain in any situation.

No one can explain to me where the money would go or who will profit (financially, emotionally and socially) from full legalization of weed.

Who has been getting the money that’s been made and what do we have in place regarding addiction should this occur.

All the folks I know who want to smoke are already doing it so how will getting the government involved or not change anything ? Whose action is being muscled in on which requires that we now devote our tax paying dollars to something that is already up and running ?

Everyone I know who is addicted to crack or any of the “bad” drugs got started with the recreational stuff first.

There is no way to allow the use of mind altering drug use without some serious looks at addiction and its beginnings.

Nobody who is addicted planned on it getting out of hand.

People can’t be offered something that changes their views of reality without a firm grasp of reality.

Let’s not confuse looking at reality in the face with the responsibility avoiding :”addictive personality”. Any one can become addicted to anything at any point. Addiction doesn’t hop around looking for a host and a person to weak to resist its charm.

So if the money aspect is not being discussed nor the reasons people choose to indulge or not what are the real reasons this is now being discussed ?

Would love to hear comments.

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