Re: Pats Sign Hernandez
posted at 6/9/2010 3:19 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Pats Sign Hernandez
...Caraway Hey man make a joke of it all you want but weed is not addictive and that is a FACT. They have stupid the effects of weed for years and they always come to the same conclusion which is it is not addictive. You dont go through withdrawals when you stop smoking it. So if your niece cant stop smoking its cause she does not want to and it is that simple. When she is ready to stop she will stop its not like H or crack where it sinks its claws in and you cant stop and if you think weed is like those drugs you clearly need to learn some more about the drug before you act like you know. No offense by any of this bro you know i like you i just will stand up for weed any day of the week.
Posted by tasney68
I get what you are saying, and I concede that "technically" pot isn't addictive. I've been there and done that with pot and much worse. Here are my 2 points of views:
1. Regardless of whether or not ANY chemical is technically addictive or not, my belief is that anyone who places greater importance on achieving a chemically altered state of mind than they do on other important things such as a good career, family, etc., has a problem. If someone is risking a job flipping burgers to achieve a chemically altered state of mind, so be it. If someone is risking a good job, good career, or their family, they have a problem. I remember when the Army first started drug testing. You could defeat the Soviet Army with all the guys getting busted. Nowadays, despite all of the young folks smoking pot in school, few people fail a drug test in the Army. Why? Because the majority of the populace is smart enough to not put being in a chemically altered state of mind above their career.
2. This angle didn't come into my head until I became a dad. I believe there is a mental bridge in your head that keeps you from going astray in life and doing bad things. Once you are willing to cross that bridge, crossing more bridges becomes easier. For instance, the guy who just shoplifts from the corner store crosses that bridge, and goes on to more serious crimes more easily. How do I tell my son that doing pot is illegal, and can give you a criminal record, but it's ok, it's only pot? How do I tell him its ok to associate with people risking time in prison (the dealers), because their only selling pot?
Other have pointed out "what kid in college hasn't smoked pot". Most kids in college are not being tested for drugs, and aren't placing their careers at much of a risk by smoking pot. The guy studying to be an accountant doesn't have much to fear. The guy lucky and talented enough to play for a major football team and being tested for drugs is a whole other story. IMHO, the football player is demonstrating a lack of judgment that is orders of magnitude greater than just some typical college kid.