I have been meaning to address the topic of medical marijuana / marijuana legalisation for a while now…..
We’ve all heard the talk about how great medicinal marijuana is. Like a lot of other substances it can relieve the pain of certain medical conditions. On that basis alone, I see no reason why people with medical conditions shouldn’t be able to have it if they need it. Given the sheer number of hard chemical drugs, prescription or illegal, a bit of medicinal weed is no cause for concern.
Now, moving past the issue of ‘medicinal marijuana’ and onto the question of whether it should be legalised entirely…..
The People Pushing Marijuana Legalisation
As expected, whenever you see a bunch of people pushing legalisation, it usually consists of some ageing hippies (see below) and some younger new age ‘peaceniks’. They just wanna get stoned peacefully without the fear of the ‘pigs’ coming round and confiscating their stash! That’s basically the only reason they have for wanting it legalised, because I’ll guarantee you the hippies have no problem scoring a few buds when they need to. The hippy peaceniks should really just shut up and groove away on their current situation to avoid shitting in their own nests. It can’t be that difficult or worrisome to smoke a few joints in your own backyard, can it? It’s not like the hippies are running the same sort of risks as drug lords like El Chappo!
Government Involvement & Taxation
The stupidest thing about the whole ‘legalise it‘ lobby is that they seem completely oblivious to the fact that if it was legal, then the other ‘pigs’ in the government and the tax office would be taking their slice of the pie:
“Do you really want the astronomical price hikes, maaaaaaan?”
Their brains must be too slow and dopey from years of smoking “da ‘erb” to realise this! They should be seriously looking at what has happened over the years with alcohol and cigarette prices. The government regulation and taxation on these two avenues of pleasure has officially reached ridiculous proportions (in Australia anyway). This is something for the ‘legalise it‘ crew to mull over anyway….
Marijuana’s Effect As A Drug
As anyone who’s even vaguely honest will admit – we have all tried the stuff and therefore should have a basic idea of what it’s like. As far as a positive side goes – it makes you quite content to be bored and you’ll laugh hysterically at some really stupid things that aren’t actually funny. That’s about it. On the negative side – it’s an absolute motivation and discipline killer. It turns people into lazy bastards who, while they profess to be all for ‘ending war’, ‘peace’, ‘fixing all the worlds problems by not fighting’ etc, simply cannot be bothered doing anything about it! To fix problems we require energy. Marijuana, by definition, kills your energy. Not only that, but you’ll probably wind up sitting around listening to John Lennon, Bob Marley, and Jimi Hendrix, thinking their pacifistic ideas might somehow work. Yeah right, you’d have to be smokin’ some serious shit to believe that:
Enforcing Strict “Anti-Marijuana” Laws Doesn’t Work Anyway
I’ve always taken the stance that the answer to any ‘drug problem’ lies not in the ruthless application of strict laws against use and possession, but in society as a whole rejecting it as a negative influence, thereby seriously limiting the magnitude of the problem to the fringes of society. All substances which people enjoy taking must be relegated to their appropriate level in the scheme of things. For example – there is a vast difference between the person who has the occasional joint on the weekend or whatever, and the person who does nothing but sit around smoking spliffs all day and is a drain on society. The same basic principle applies for all ‘substances’ in my opinion, barring heroin, because by all accounts that shit is so addictive and dangerous, it should be outright condemned.
Having marijuana designated as ‘illegal’ clearly does nothing to stop people using it. Anyone should be able to see that. What it does do though, is keep the prices down, and ensures that the dealers can keep their lucrative careers! If I was a stoner I’d definitely want it to remain illegal, otherwise the new dealer is the government approved outlet!
All In All
Marijuana is a negative cultural force and something we don’t need. Having said that, it shouldn’t be illegal either, just marginalised. The person smoking the odd joint here and there isn’t the problem. It’s when people let it rule their lives and they become nothing but lazy ‘bums’ that they should be condemned.