Originally posted by NaplesX
In my case, the Pot had a direct effect on my mental ability. I stole a shirt I could have easily paid for! There is no other explanation for it. I didn't have a history of thievery before that or since. If you think the pot had no effect on that, I would love to hear an explanation.
i'm only speculating, but well, perhaps it was a coincidence. based on my experience, and that communicated by my friends, pot doesn't seem to encourage theft. i imagine it made you dopey, and you didn't think out your actions. i don't know the whole story; maybe you were holding the shirt nonchalantly, and hadn't noticed you were holding it until a security gaurd stopped you? i wasn't there, i'm only guessing what the situation was fully like. but i don't think your shirt grabbing is indicative of a trend or pattern among pot smokers.
After HS I became known locally for some of the HotRods I built and my overall ability in that area. I became involved in a meth dealer friend that had a ton of cars, another friend got involved deeply and me somewhat so. Anyway, we used to go to party's and either drink or smoke pot or both until we were wasted, I mean wasted. We would then do a couple lines of meth and start over.
sounds like a ton of fun
I can tell you first hand the effects of Pot, alcohol and meth, coke, and an accidental rendezvous with acid, since I have experienced them all. Each one is dangerous. Sufficed to say I have observed a wide variety of drug users of all levels of use.
well, just as you've witnessed or experienced some of those drugs dangers, i've managed to try them (well, not meth: haven't encountered it, nor had any inclination; and i haven't actually dropped acid, but i'm told its quite similar to mushrooms and other hallucinogens i've tried) without bad experiences. our ancedotal evidence seems to contradict, and thus we need better statistics.
I will tell you this, drug users need others to justify what they do. I have observed countless times when a pot user or users will seek out those that are merely alcohol users to introduce them to pot. Likewise right up the chain. I've seen it any number of parties and casual drug use situations.
i don't think this is indicative of somethign intrinsic in marijuana; i think its in certain people's personality. i find i tend to be forceful at times when talking about computers (or Apple) in general with my friends. Do Apple users have a need to justify what they use? perhaps some of us do. Is this caused by the computers, or some innate trait? I'm inclined to believe its the latter.
Are non-smokers in general so weak willed that they cannot resist? Perhaps this is the real problem.
We need everyone to start smoking so their minds won't be so easily overcome.
Even though I got sucked into that world I quickly observed that it would lead nowhere good and cat all ties to it. Thus my stance now.
hmm. you'll be tougher to crack then if you're mind is already closed on the issue. Do you agree that some people may, from time to time, enjoy a drug without ill effect? Should these people, in a free society, be restricted from use?
Alcohol is illegal in a number of ways:
1. No-one under 21 can drink it. Some states it's 18.
2. You cannot drink and then operate a vehicle or heavy equipment. You face legal and civil court action if you do.
3. You cannot sell or give Alcohol to those who are underage.
I for one feel alcohol is the gateway drug and should be further restricted.
these, i think, are all reasonable restrictions. well, i dont quite understand why the drinking age is 21 instead of 18; that bugged me for a long 3 years. and i'm fairly certain that every state in the union currently sets the age at 21, since that highway bill some years ago. and to #3, its legal in some circumstances (like at church receiving the sacrement of communion wine; or pop icons feeding it to little boys, but thats another issue altogether). perhaps it should be further restricted. i'm not sure exactly in what way, but it is pretty dangerous and causes lots of problems. If pot were legal to the point you could buy it over 21, at a licensed pot shop, and you were not allowed to drive home or operate heavy machinery until sober, would you still have a problem with it? How much restriction on pot do you think there should be?