did for awhile.. everyday..then i woke up one morning on my friends floor with a bunch of buddies, my wallet tapped, my belt undone, an NES controller in one hand with Super Mario Bros on, a dried up burrito in the other, a bloody gash on my forehead, my walkman stolen and no real recollection of the night before, and I realized "Hey...I've woken up here 5 out of 7 days a week for 4 months...maybe I should knock this shit off and get serious."
And I did, for the most part. Haven't really done it much since, and had a nasty trip once afterward, though not as bad as my friend who had some pcp-laced shit at a party without knowing it and I had to nurse his ass for the next 6-7 hours...he still smokes though, lmao.
Now, as far as legal shit... I see it like this: but down the blunt, pick up a ballot. If you really give so much of a fuck, sober up long enough to make your voice heard, don't just sit there on the couch with the joint in your lips saying how "fucking sweet" it would be if they legalized it.
PRECISELY. Privacy of YOUR own home, Massacre. Your property. If you are controlling yourself, your intake and the subsequent impact you would have on your surroundings by being responsible, WHO GIVES A FUCK?
However--- if you are getting high as fuck and doing it in public, that's a different story imho.
We cannot make the arguement that drinking, smoking (tobacco), conducting violent or vulgar actions and being sexually blatant in front of impressionable youth do not have side affects nor occasionally help shape the opinions those youths form on the social & moral acceptance of those actions. I'm not playing Jr Republican here and putting the stupid-as-fuck "it's a slippery slope"** card they used with gay-marriage out there, but, yeah, personally, I did learn about weed and drinking and smoking and fucking from my surrounding older peers, and none of them taught me to go out and make a positive difference in the world, I learned that shit for myself.
We gotta be careful, that's all. Regulate, and use discretion about what we do to our own bodies and where we do those things. If you want to smoke 4 bowls and get fucked by a tranny in your own living room while a pirated copy of The Lorax is playing on your illegal acquired hdtv, that's your business, not mine. If you're going to break laws put in place to help protect us, again, your decision, not mine. But be ready to deal with the repercussions.
BFD #2: Los Carteles. They do NOT want US approved & regulated dist of MexiCannabis. As far as they are concerned, right now, it's a free market, and they will (and have for decades) shed the blood of their own and of anyone who stands in the way of their profit. "The War on Drugs" hasn't done a goddamned fucking thing to stop these baddies. In fact, all that's happened in the subsequent years of "warring" has been the deaths of 100s if not 1000s claiming citizenship in Mexico, US citizens, and other countries. For the most part, they respect the border insofar as phsyical militia presence, not crossing into the US to start gunfights unless they need to. But they have that unwritten rule of "Keep the Fuck Out" toward any policing agencies (US & Mexican alike) that try to get in the way. Their reach is deep, their character ruthless, and their actions freakishly self-justified. But, then again, it's funny how a gov can claim world security as the reason to get involved in an oil-rich nation for possible WMDs (where were they, btw???), but not try to occupy a nation which has ruthlessly and violently taken a huge chunk of control of another product.. Hmm. #Priorities.
Backlash indeed, both from pissed off people who have lost control of their cash crop, from people against the use of it, and from the actual legal presence of it. And yes, it is addictive. Great point bOnEs. Psychological & habitual addiction is also addiction; it's not just a chemical thing.
**(NO THE FUCK IT ISN'T, BTW. TWO SANE & RATIONAL ADULTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE THE SAME BENEFITS AS THEIR NON-ALTERNATIVE COUNTERPARTS, AND THAT WONT LEAD TO SHEEP-FUCKING OR SEX WITH CHILDREN... Thats just idiotic.)