Not only is North Dakota the drunkest state in the nation, now they want us to be the most wasted state (per capita) in the nation too. If we don’t properly enforce laws against kids smoking cigarettes, or the sale of cigarettes to kids under 18, what makes you think that our government will enforce laws against selling pot to kids? Also, will the cigarette laws be enforced for smoking pot in public? Probably not. The smell makes me want to vomit, and nobody has even mentioned a second-hand high. How many smokers stink of cigarettes from 10 feet away, downwind on a typical North Dakota day (20 mph wind is a slight breeze). You can’t tell me that second-hand weed isn’t a thing. I never liked a ‘Buzz’ from alcohol, I sure don’t need it from some loadie that’s standing next to me. It doesn’t matter how many pot heads we have running around now, it still isn’t right. Let’s start a pot tent city here in Fargo during our sub zero degree Fahrenheit, four to nine month winter, with an even colder wind chill. They will either stop, or die. I’m not concerned with the dying part because these people are self-centered gimme-gimme people anyway, and won’t do for anyone but themselves. Why are we allowing some dope user from outside of our state, to come here to cause criminal activity for his/her own benefit? Also, what is their benefit? Has anyone looked into this? They must have a reason for arguing for the average person to get high. They probably have never been to North Dakota before, which makes their motives even more highly questionable. Maybe they were sent to cause dissent among the ranks. Maybe they belong in jail wherever they came from. Maybe they belong in jail here.
I’m not opposed to Medical Marijuana in the oil form, for people who have real issues that need help that isn’t currently available, is tied up in the FDA, or just plain doesn’t exist, but I’m not going to allow the morons of our society to light up every time they have a hang nail or a pimple for the sake of a good buzz. It must be studied and regulated, with an actual fear of going to jail, fines, and permanent loss of their licenses if the Doctor or Pharmacist starts handing out ganja like candy, without a legitimate complaint or issue. If Medical personnel want to try the things that are available first, it’s not up to the patient to decide, but under extreme circumstances, it can be prescribed and there should be some evidence to show that other things haven’t worked for whatever affliction you may have.
As our states pretend to be passing legalized recreational pot, (and it’s still illegal nationally) all it takes is one good president to have a Big Ol’ Round-Up to get the losers off of the street. Besides, until recreational pot is legalized nationally, The Governor of any state that pretends this is legal, is nothing more than a Drug Lord and belongs in jail, the same as the Drug Lords who we let across the southern border every day. I don’t care what the California Wastoids, Rocky Mountain High advocates, or the Oregon Hippies want, they are all drug addicts (the users, not the entire state).
Another thing with regards to pretending, our illustrious nation is pretending that we want people to be smarter. That’s why they invented Common Core education, and that’s why they look the other way when it comes to recreational marijuana. They are extremely busy with Dumbing Down the United States. That way, the people won’t notice that Washington D.C. is robbing us blind while moving all of our businesses to Communist Countries (and borrowing money from those countries). The money our government is borrowing is YOUR money, because YOU are buying products from those countries, and in some cases, YOU are paying for those countries military and nuclear weapons programs (since they can spend our money on their military projects instead of their own—Gee Thanks).
There is the argument that pot will be good for our economy. The greediest farmers will change from food production to growing pot, in the name of the almighty dollar, under the guise of boosting the state’s economy. Who will benefit from this? The farmers and the distributors (drug dealers). Let’s help some of the farmers become more rich, while the rest of us suffer because the cost of food will increase because of less supply and more demand, and of course, the pot heads don’t make money, they may even steal it. If too many farmers become pot growers, who will grow the food for the munchies that pot will give the loadies? By the way, Great for the Economy? Taxes go up, not down. How does any of this help you and me?
What about the jobs that require drug and alcohol testing already? The military, police, firefighters, airline workers and anyone who works in aircraft related fields, ships captains, railroad personnel, and many people who work in dangerous environments and many who deal with the public have random drug tests. They can’t light up on Friday night and expect to pass the drug test Monday morning, at least alcohol moves through your system much faster than pot. Those jobs don’t get the option to smoke marijuana, but will definitely pay extra money in their insurance and taxes for drug rehab programs.
California (and they deserve everything that I’m giving them in this post) claims that everything will give you cancer. Do they take smog into account? California has a saying ‘how can you trust air that you can’t see’. Doesn’t this say something about that state? Also, have they studied pot (from a clinical standpoint, not a sucking it through a hookah, bong, or pot pipe standpoint? If they had, that too would give you cancer, but that’s OK because you will be too stoned to care.
For the past 37 years, I’ve worked in jobs where I’ve had drug and alcohol testing, and I haven’t missed it a bit. Like I said, the smell makes me want to vomit (I know this from a roommate that refused to go outside—we weren’t roommates very long). And you can’t miss what you’ve never had. Don’t open Pandora’s Box without doing some major studies because, as non-high people know, once you open Pandora’s Box, you can’t just close it again.
One last thought, Even if marijuana was legal recreationally, you better not smoke it in the presence of children or go home to your children with pot smoke on your clothes, or you should be arrested for the delinquency of minors. If they can in fact get a second hand high, you are at fault for providing adult level drugs to minors. I vote for no-one under 21 without a Doctor’s Prescription, and then only if it becomes nationally legal. First step is sending the military to Congress and hauling everyone of them plus the President, and all of their staff members to the nearest military base for their drug testing, and off to jail for those found guilty, with emergency elections in their states for their permanent replacements. And ALL benefits will become null and void upon the determination of their guilt. Military Members can be immediately released without trial, and so should our political leaders.
What’s your argument for legalizing Recreational Marijuana?