a reply to: nwtrucker
Nwtrucker, I also live in the "nw". The "pnw", WA to be exact. I apologize because I was rude to you. I lost my "cool".
So you think "enforced opiate use" and subsequemt addiction could be in our futures? That could make a good dystopia film. Everyone is always happy
and high, and addicted, and the government gives you your dose every day, IF YOU'RE GOOD.
But as a serious concept, come on... Alcohol isn't forced, cigarettes aren't compulsory. Why pot, meth or heroin?
You are right that big pharma needs to be put under control. But look, weed is legal here in WA and I haven't seen any Pfizer or Bayer brand
You know why? They aren't interested because the profit margin, while plenty for you or me, is nothing compared to their earnings. I think they
developed a THC pill that has seen some usage in hospitals. But the marijuana game is a wild west right now. I guess we'll see what happens in the
next 10-20 years. But they like things they can patent. Things they can control. Anyone can grow weed and then, produce several different products
with the harvest. Basically every part is usable if you really wanted to. Pharma likes things where they can say "you're gonna die if you don't pay us
and get this medicine".
Clarity? Cannabis and '___' and Shrooms have opened up many peoples eyes to many truths... Its all about perspective. When you say you want everyone
to have clarity, is it really just, you want people to have the same perspective as you? Yeah, that would be nice if we could all just agree. But, it
might also get kinda boring... Boring could be nice for a change. For a little while anyway... But, I don't know, I sometimes find other perspectives
refreshing, and sometimes new perspectives cause me to revise my own, which I am later very thankful for.
But if you never heard those perspectives, you wouldn't know any better, and would assume you had reached the pinnacle of your- wait a minute... What
if, you change your OWN perspective, just sitting there thinking and pondering the ponderables, with no outside influence you can detect? In this
perfect, "ignorance is bliss"-world, everyone else's perspective would have to change in real-time, in sync with your perspective.
Anyway... If I failed to change your mind, I respect that, you did warn me after all. But you also said I'd try. And I did. But, with all due respect,
I think, in my opinion, your rebuttals were... well, let's face it. They were not rebuttals... Grasping at straws is more like it.
I may not have changed your mind, but, at least you will have to look yourself in the mirror everyday and know, when I delivered my argument about
cartels and wasted profits and the futility of the drug war, you could not come up with one single good reason for NOT changing your mind. So your
just stubborn, that's ok. There's a...few...worse things you could be besides stubborn. (Just joshin ya buddy)
I believe you are a good person who means well, for what its worth. I just think you're scared. The propaganda over the decades must've been
unbearable so I don't blame you.
Just try to think about what I said... Look around you. This is as bad as it gets. ANY other policy, ANY direction away from where we are now, is a
step in a Better direction. Picture a world where instead of prison (a monster factory, thats ALL IT IS, IT DOESNT HELP ANYONE), a person received
help. Instead of a 10, 20 year addiction or lifelong addiction doing untold damage to our society, it ends up only a year, or two tops, and they are
back at it again, back in the drivers seat of their life. The majority of people using are doing it to try to solve Other problems, if these root
problems were addressed, the addiction which is a symptom, will wither away and die... If they go to prison, they just get more drugs in there so
that isnt solving your main gripe anyway.
Other nations with legalization programs and "free fix" clinics have reported nothing but positive changes. This IS the wave of the future.
I apologise again for the hostility. I'm actually really nice. I'm trying to get better at this. It doesn't help when they remove your posts without
explaining which portion of your post was against tnc...makes it only a little bit more difficult to...improve, as you go.
It's like hmmm, ok, something in that post I made a few days ago was bad...but what? Oh I know, maybe I should reread the post and try to figure out
where I went wrong- oh nevermind, they deleted it... I guess all I can do is try harder next time... Oh I know, I can shoot a PM to the mod who
administered the action against my post... yeeeeaaaah... That's a conversation I want to have.
Me: What part of my post was against tnc?
Mod: huh? Oh, i don't know, i deleted that post, and that was a few days ago. You're not expecting Me to remember the contents of your post, you are
the one who posted it, you figure it out. The best I can do is refer you to the Terms And Conditions. Good luck.
This is gonna be good for me though. Thank you for bearing with me while I learn. I normally don't reply back, but, you were fast, kinda, so, I didn't
have the excuse that I had already moved on and was busy reading something else.
I wish nothing but the best to you and yours. I'm going to go now. Feel free to contact by pm if you desire further input. Thank you, I am Johnny5...
I mean, Johnny4... Johnny420
Weed is a peaceful, happy gift from God. Unlike the unpleasant meth addicts... I just, don't understand. I would think you'd say "good. Now maybe less
people will do meth and heroin if this much safer drug is made more easily available" (in reality, since so much more knowledge about weed is being
made available, and people can select the option that best fits their needs, this may be one case where the legality and the stigma lifted may
increase usage, in a good way. But, you see, when brown/black and clear are made legal, there will STILL be a stigma against them.
There will Always be a stigma against passing out unconscious in public like a heroin (brown/black) addict, same with...whatever it is tweakers are
doing when they flail about bringing great attention to themselves, pacing and swinging their arms restlessly so everyone knows they're tweaking
hardcore...that will always have a stigma, same with that thing meth does to peoples faces where they look... sub-human, or undead... I'm pretty sure
looking like a corpse, or looking half-human/half-orc, will always have at least SOME echoes of a miniscule amount of vague remnants of still
detectable stigma attached to it... :^)