- Jan 12, 2005
Hey! Chipmunks have rights, too.Originally posted by: Moonbeam
I mentioned that in my second sentence. Also, the outrage against laws of tobacco, I should think, ought also to apply to pot. I am actually opposed to the government having any say in what I do with my body, but I do respect others rights to clean air and understand why they insist on it. I smoke nothing at all, however.Originally posted by: Harvey
I disagree for a couple of reasons:Originally posted by: Moonbeam
Good. Tobacco and pot are the same and the fate of one should be the fate of the other.
1. Tobacco is chemically addictive. If you believe pot is, too, please post some evidence to support the claim.
2. As a former rock musician, I've been around more than enough drug abuse, but even if you assume pot is as carcinogenic and otherwise as deadly as tobacco, I've never seen anyone who could smoke 20 1/4" thick joints in one day of anything worth bothering to roll, let alone light.
I find that people who are addicted to substances or psychologically committed to them for one reason or another, are sometimes very egotistical in insisting on their rights to use things that pollute other people's space. I don't like regulation but I don't much care for selfish assholes either. I see no reason why somebody walking in a forest couldn't smoke anything they want, and I don't want to eat next to some guy with a cigar.