Where is the smoke coming from?

The world changes every minute. Our minds become more open, more tolerant and less biased. And many of the things that used to be considered dangerous, immoral and even prohibited legally are now back in our life. You might wonder where I’m going with this. I’m not really good at sustaining an intrigue, so I’ll ask straight up: what is your attitude to marijuana? The reason this post was born is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/06/opinion/the-push-for-legal-marijuana-spreads.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region It appears that soon enough you’ll be able to enjoy your morning joint in Mexico without going to jail.

Ok, you caught me, I occasionally smoke weed myself. That’s why I’m totally sure it’s as healthy as drinking a couple of beers once in a while. If you approach most people with this question, they’ll bulge their eyes and start telling you creepy stories about drug addiction and destroyed lives. Wait a second, do you know anyone who sold their house because of marijuana? Or lost their job because of marijuana? Or died because of marijuana? Or even got arrested for public fight when they were stunned? No, you don’t, because neither of this happens.

It’s been scientifically proven that weed doesn’t cause any physical addiction (nor does it give you a hangover). You can get off it any moment without craving for more. And even if you choose to smoke every day, the important thing is that it doesn’t do any damage to your health or brain. A person high on weed is calm, relaxed and cheerful. They won’t pick a fight in a bar, or go around the neighborhood smashing windows. And please, don’t mention hallucinations or any of the horrible stuff you heard about heroine and meth addicts. Marijuana is a light drug that doesn’t cause any serious change in your mental state (except maybe making you a little scattered and giggly). Many people actually use it to unlock their right hemisphere and get inspiration for their job or hobbies. Is that any bad? Look at me, I’ve been smoking weed since 20 and I see it as a pleasant pastime, not a daily need. I can totally live without it for months. So next time you hear the no-to-marijuana talk, think how well you are really educated on this matter to judge.

 

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