But I guess there are more idiots (or, to be less-offensive - more 'uninformed individuals') out there than I'd care to admit.
A member of a coalition that I'm on just sent this out -
To vote online go to costcoconnection.com and click on 'informed debate' in the contents column on the left.
I did this.
And found this -
(NOT TRUE). And it still counts as a gateway drug. Use marijuana... and move on to using other drugs. Not always. I know there are plenty of stories starting with, 'I used marijuana and never...' or 'My friend used for years and never...' Okay. Fine. But it's called a gateway drug because there are plenty of people who move on to the harder more serious drugs.
Marijuana isn't safe. It isn't good for you. There are harmful effects to the body that come from using the drug.
The argument that you're taking away the appeal because it's no longer illegal doesn't work either. Proof - those states who have made it legal. Like I said before, their rates of non-medical use have increased.
And - depending on your opinion of the federal gov't this could possibly influence your thinking either way - it's against federal law. States that are legalizing marijuana are going against federal law. Meaning the feds can come in and bust up the dispensaries. And I hope they do.
And, for those who argue that everyone has a right to choose if they want to use marijuana or not and you're taking away the freedom to choose. Let me just say - LAWS LIMIT FREEDOMS. That's what they do. ALL laws. You can still choose whether or not you want to obey that law, and if you don't, then you open yourself up to having to face the consequences that come from not obeying the law. We have laws to help keep us safe as a society. Sure, I might not want to stop at every stop sign that I come to on my way to work. But if I don't, I risk getting into an accident putting myself and others at risk. It's taking away my freedom to just keep going. But it's worth it.
So go to the website and vote.
But only if your vote is 'No.'
(just kidding. ... kind of.) (: