I won’t repeat the many articles discussing how alcohol is worse than pot for the body or the temperament–yet alcohol is too big to control. Nor will I discuss the roots of pot illegalization as prejudice against minorities and bigotry against liberals. Nor the long suppot of legalization by nonusers. Finally, its acceptance by economic conservatives being financial, not morality, and further an acceptance that the underemployed people need an attitude change to put up with declineg wealth and opportunity so they don’t revolt and religion ain’t it .Instead let’s watch a video, The Dangers of Marijuana.
Nice to see Christina Rad again and yep, it’s a sleep aid like Xanex or Ambien with more pleasant side effects. Sleep deprivation being such a huge health issue as well as anxiety and chronic low-leveld depression. Of course many people who have quit, don’t do it, quit because they did too much or because it does make some too stupid to bear for awhile. Not good reasons to make it as evil and punishable as manslaughter.
Perhaps the economists are finally getting that they have succeeded in eliminating jobs requiring expertise and a service economy needs a drug to keep bored people from going bat shit crazy.
Now what was that other political thing we don’t want to deal with while we are distracted about pot? Oh yeah, human-made climate change, overpopulation, income inequality.
Jim Newman, bright and well www.frontiersofreason.com