Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Pot or No Pot.... That is the Question!?
On the one side, you have the supporters that claim that marijuana is no greater of a harm than alcohol, which is legal, and even more importantly, it has been proven to have medical benefits.
Of course, on the other side, you have the group that are claiming that legalizing pot as a recreational drug will not have a good outcome. Many of those oppose the drug as a recreational drug acknowledge the science of its medical benefits, but fear that legalizing it beyond that purpose will lead more and more young people to partake in this drug, which will have horrible ramifications in public schools and will most likely lead to heavier drug use (marijuana has been known for years as the "gateway drug" - a drug that eventually leads using more potent drugs).
I would highly encourage each of you to do a look at some of the NUMEROUS websites and blogs that are out there on both the negative and positive arguments to legalizing pot. Trust me, there is a ton of pro/con arguments out there.... some legit and others (on both sides) that are just nuts. I will say this, I heard someone on television today state that the move to do this is nothing more than a further sign of our nation "simply throwing up it's arms and declaring - we give up!" Interesting viewpoint... in my opinion...
What is your opinion about the legalization of marijuana as a recreational drug? Is it a bigger deal than what it is being portrayed or is it just an "older generation" making a big deal about nothing?