Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Legalize Pot?

Sometimes it's tempting to go with the 'legalize pot' flow.

Then you read a short essay from someone who knows better.

...On the other hand, the use of drugs poses so many dangers to society from impaired drivers, criminals trying to fund their habit, and so on, that I can't possibly support their legalization.

In my work as a prison chaplain I saw many younger criminals who were permanently mentally impaired by drug use. They'd almost literally 'fried their brains', to use a common description.
A new study suggests such damage is more easily sustained early in life, and is probably irreversible.

More at the link.

4 comments:

J. Strupp said...

"Children who smoke cannabis before their 15th birthday perform much worse in mental tests than those who start at a later age, warn researchers."

So what? Who's advocating the legalization of pot for 15 year olds? And what do ya think reseachers are going to find if they study children who binge drink before their 15th birthday? This is such a waste of time debating this issue.

Just legalize and tax it and be done with it.

Anonymous said...

Yea, if you can't sell pot to anyone under age 18 it will prevent all kids from smoking it.

J. Strupp said...

No one said it would.

We're not preventing kids under 18 from smoking pot now while it's illegal. Your not making any sense.

John Foust said...

Alcohol.