theres tons of this thrown around on this forum and quite frankly im getting sick of people blabbering about how bad it would be for the US to legalize marijuana. So this is how it is.
Answer me this, what makes smoking so great sometimes? Of course its not JUST the feeling of the high. Wether your too 'proud' to admit it or not the fact that marjuana is illegal, adds to the excitement of tokin up. Its the, 'rebellious' or 'cool' thing to do, thats why most(not all) kids take their first hit anyways. plus after youve gotten into the habit of smoking here and there rolling your own shit is fun, packing your own bowls is fun an so on and so on. so if marijuana was legal and was available down at the local drug store in a 20 pack of pre rolled joints would it still be as fun to smoke? i dont think so.
having that been said, heres my main point. yes todays generation of people who smoke pot would probabaly do it more and mabye try other drugs because of pot and that could cause some problems in the short run. BUT once that generation has been phased out and young kids are brought up with marijuana adds and users all around them i can guarentee that it would be used much less as that generation hits their teens. ill use nicotine as an example. cigs are all around us all the time, theres no mystery to a cig and most people find it nasty so they never even bother with the shit. alcohol in italy is another thing, kids drink wine at dinner from the age of like 8. its part of the culture so raging alocoholics are not much of a problem in italy. the long term effects of legalizing pot would be so great for the US.
all in all, anything that is legal that was once illegal will not be rebelllious and cool anymore, therefore it will not be abused as much. end of the fuckin story. later.
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