This is an incredibly self-righteous and contradictory OpEd by Yoni Goldstein in the Huffington Post: I Smoke Pot, But Don’t Make it Legal
I don’t have time to do it justice right now, but check it out and do your thing.
I love this…
First, he says that legalization is bad because it’ll make it available to kids
The most important reason is kids. Children are the least likely of us to have access to pot or pot dealers.
Of course, that’s just nonsense. Read the facts and you’ll realize that kids have an easier time finding pot than just about anything. And, of course, under legalization, you can have age regulations, which you don’t have under criminalization.
But now he says that if pot is legal, the kids will suddenly be able to find the drug dealers.
If pot becomes legal, drug dealers won’t sell it anymore, obviously. Which means they’ll be peddling harder stuff (or pot laced with harder stuff) like cocaine. So when kids go looking for something illegal to do, as they are wont to do, they’ll no longer have the relatively mild pot as a rebellion option.
So with marijuana illegal, kids don’t get exposed to pot. With marijuana legal, kids will no longer be able to get pot and so will buy cocaine… Surely his head should explode just from writing that.
Without even beginning to think through the entire problem, Yoni opines:
Pot rules are perfectly fine the way they are right now. It’s illegal enough to make kids think twice before smoking and keep our cities clean and active, but not illegal enough to stop sensible people from enjoying a nice toke in private. Makes perfect sense to me.
Sure, he doesn’t see all the destruction of prohibition in his nice little privileged cocoon now does he?
Just goes to show that in any group – even potheads – you can find someone who is a complete moron.