Allow me, again, to address some of the bogus statements placed on this thread in regard to the consumption of MJ.
“Some people smoke pot to get high, not all.”
I have literally talked to hundreds (and I mean hundreds-several) people regarding the use of drugs and why. Unlike your local PD folks who get a short few line statements from people and they are done, in my line of work we regularly can take that 8 sentence statement and turn it into 9 or more pages, single spaced and typed. We get a lot more detail. Yeah, we're pretty good at what we do. Not once, in any of those discussions (or with people outside of work on the matter) have I ever met someone who said they didn’t consume MJ for any other purpose than to feel its effects, to get high, etc. No one has ever said, “I smoked a joint to help me on a run.” Or anything like that and if they did, it later came out to be a lie. I have even asked people, recently because of this thread, who have smoke MJ in the past, if they ever had any friends who consumed MJ for any other reason. Guess what, not one said yes. I did have one lady one time tell me she “self-medicated” with MJ, but as I stated, it later came out to be slightly different. Sure, she self-medicated, but it was to get high. Because doctors can now, recently, say they can administer medicinal MJ (what a crock) in no way alters this fact. Aunt Betty has a bad back, she smokes pot from a prescription, and does she not get high? Yes. Is not the purpose of smoking pot to feel the high? Yes. Did Aunt Betty smoke pot before and now thinks, “Oh, I don’t have to pay for it anymore because my insurance will and its good stuff?” Most likely. Even if this were not true, one out of 10 million people does not justify its use. I can elaborate a great deal more, but anyone not purposely ignoring reality won’t need much more, if any.
“Not everyone feels the effects of pot.” Or “I smoked it once and I didn’t feel a thing.”
In fact, I just recently asked someone this and their reply was no different than what I have been told countless times. “It was bad weed.” In other words, it was either stems and seeds or it was dried out and lost its oils. Similar to coffee and cigars, without its oils, the point is lost in their consumption. You can still consume them, but at a dramatically decrease result. But, as I said, I suppose there are a handful of people in the world it would not cause to feel differently. Again, one in 10 million doesn’t justify its use.
“If you haven’t used it, you can’t say anything about it because you don’t know what you are talking about.”
As I stated, I have never had an abortion. I have never murdered anyone. I have never robbed a bank. I have never lied on the stand in a court room. I have never sexually assaulted someone. I have never done many things. Does this in anyway change the fact I have put forth a well informed and accurate statement concerning these things? No. In fact, most people who know the wrongs in life probably have not done those things. To make this claim (although in certain circumstances it would work, but not in most such as this one) is completely senseless. I have known many people who couldn’t read, much less read the Bible, but were good Christian people with lots of knowledge and wisdom. This claim is invalid and the ones who use this as a defense are inept in their defense.
“Sin is useless regarding this topic.”
Sin is never irrelevant, ever. It is always a separation from God. It is always a temptation. It is always there. To ignore it or its possibilities is to invite disaster. It works if you want to attempt to cleanse a guilty conscience, but only on the surface. Especially considering the majority of people here have admitted to consuming MJ while it was illegal in their states. This is a violation of law, which is not contradictory to any of Gods laws; therefore, it was a sinful act. Now, you pathetically attempt to justify those sinful acts by saying it is now legal in SOME places and it was bad law to begin with (as if that has any relevance to its legality).
“Where are the peer reviewed studies showing how bad MJ is?”
Where are the peer reviewed studies revealing the goodness and miraculous benefits of MJ consumption? You know, last I checked, you didn’t need 10 reviewed studies all in agreement to tell you smoking Meth is wrong, hitting the crack pipe is wrong, or blowing up a bridge with people on it is wrong. Common sense (not so common any more) goes a long, long way, and anyone with half the mind of a new born goat knows MJ is wrong, sinful, illegal in most places, has no REAL medical benefit (which is why it didn’t get rescheduled this past year), and is for the purpose of getting high, or as someone else put it, to “have fun”.
“MJ is the same as smoking or drinking alcohol.”
How many times must a person address this before someone actually pays attention? Seriously, this has been discussed multiple times. Again, when asking someone who smokes pot, to get high, and asking them how long it took to feel its effects and what they did to get those effects and multiple people have responded, “I took one puff, passed it to my buddy and by the time it made its way back to me I felt its effects.” This isn’t one or two people saying this, its most of them, even the ones I just asked outside of work. Now, how many people say, “I took one sip of a Budweiser and in a minute or two I could feel myself getting drunk.” None. I also stated if prohibiting alcoholic beverages would ensure the condemnation of MJ use, I would gladly support that movement. Some think its clever to bring smoking into the debate. I say it’s a good idea because smoking pot is at least as bad as smoking cigarettes. How can a person support MJ while saying smoking in general is wrong? That is called selective cherry picking, or hypocrisy. Either way, its dishonest at best.
Spin, twist, violently protest if you want, but when all the hoopla is done, in the end, it is still sinful to consume MJ.
All that is left now is for someone to pick out a snippet of this post and comment in a way which has nothing to do with what I stated. For instance :
I took one puff, passed it to my buddy
What if you don't have a buddy?
Keep up the great deception. Teens with no real life experience everywhere believe you.