Ed's talk: Jun 13, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Frank Pushing Bill To Legalize Medical Pot

I have never smoked tobacco or cannabis and I don't like the sickly sweet smell of the latter which, in my earlier days, has often been smoked by others in my vicinity. But Barney is right: legalize marijuana not only for medical use but outright.

If alcohol is legal, pot ought to be.

Tobacco, on the other hand, is a pernicious and addictive habit which has long been shown to be harmful to our health including those who have to breathe in second-hand smoke. That is, all of us!

I'd rather smell marijuana than tobacco and I think the present tobacco legislation is a step in the right direction. But better than that would be not to encourage emulation of the habit by our impressionable youth with its depiction in films as something done by sophisticated or otherwise superior people.

Look at Barack who's in the unenviable position of trying to encourage non-smoking while trying, not successfully so far, to quit on his own.
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