Originally Posted by Sharrow
Why do you try to change the subject to heroin & cocaine? It's not the same thing. If you weren't so naive, you'd understand.
Anyway, I think someone saying that "weed is a thing of the past" is a pretty good indicator of said person being well out of touch with modern society.
What is the true crux of the argument? That the war on drugs has failed. That's true, I agree completely. So the solution presented is to legalize marijuana. Ok fine, that's great. People who need it for medical reasons can get it easily, and those who enjoy it recreationally can do so without fear of legal prosecution -- or social persecution.
Does that mean the war on drugs has ended, and everything is A-Ok? Uh, no.
High schoolers smoking weed is predictable and not even socially taboo anymore. Thus, my comment that its a thing of the past. An emerging problem, from what I've seen (if you can believe a lame, straight edge white Urkel like myself even knows what drugs are) isn't marijuana, it's much harder stuff. So really, we still have the same problem except legalization isn't the answer.
The laws against marijuana use is a casualty of a much larger problem, that's my point. I don't know where this undue condescension is coming from, that I'm somehow naive and I don't know what taking about. It's a faulty argumentative tactic that makes the person who uses feel better about themselves. Now THAT'S lame.