Legalized marijuana is a damnable enterprise that infects my state, Colorado.
That's according to SAM and some of the brightest minds in medical research...in the country (Harvard, UC Denver, John Hopkins - see the link below).
All around it's bad, bad, bad. Generations will pay the price. Chances are my state is trafficking drugs to yours and with it God knows what else. There is a thin but growing link between legalized marijuana and human trafficking. Not to mention the addictive quality of pot, or how it damages the brain. Smoke pot and drive, or operate heavy machinery, or participate in any number of risk-involved jobs? Er...not a good idea. DUIs are rising in Colorado thanks to legalized pot. So is drug use by twelve year olds. So is crime. It's no tax gold mine. The overwhelming majority of users aren't chronically ill. They are drug users with a state sponsored license to use (and be used). Smoking marijuana comes with a host of health risks. Those who suffer and smoke could simply end up worse off. Just read what the US government says about it:
Legalized marijuana is Big Tobacco 2.0 on monkey juice steroids.
If you smoke pot, I hope this post gave you pause. I wrote it because I care about your future. Your life matters. You were meant to live for so much more than this.
If you smoke just because, and reading this made you mad, good. I hope you have a horrible night's sleep and in the morning wake determined to make a change.
If you are chronically ill, you have my sympathies. (I'll gladly keep you in my prayers). But, I'd ask you to consider alternatives to smoking marijuana to ease your pain.