Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
On Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:30:19 -0400, HRM Resident
Post by HRM Resident
Seems to me the Nervous Nellies are out in force! Anyone with any
common sense knows smoking weed is roughly comparable to drinking
alcohol. Even the government is going to sell it in liquor stores and
the age is the same as booze.
So . . . why are a load of people in NS all of a sudden going to
show up for work impaired? You can't drink on the job without getting
caught, and you won't be able to smoke dope on the job without getting
As regards to this stuff about the brain developing until age 25, I
believe that to be true. I also believe if a person smokes dope on a
regular basis from age 17-18 to age 25, it will stunt their learning
process . . . that's a serious Nervous Nellie concern that's real . . .
except they never say what would happen to a person who drank daily from
age 17-18 to age 25. I don't think there's be much difference. No one
under 25 ought to take mind altering drugs, be they alcohol or cannabis
The hypocrisy of this crap is that the Nervous Nellies (like that
silly Jeff Sessions) likely knock off a quart of Jim Beam whilst
drafting anti-marijuana laws. Think about it. Most of the anti-weed
politicians are alcoholics . . .
My concern is the developing brain damage, fewer kids may become smart
adults and although government says it is to kill criminal
distribution we'd be crazy if we didn't know perfectly well it's to
put more tax dollars in revenue :(
I also hope they come up with something simple like the breathalyzer
to use on drivers. Drivers today are impossible but they'd be even
Let's be clear . . . both of us are too old to be drinking or
smoking weed, so this is a discussion based on what we read, have
observed over our lives, etc. I, at least (and I highly suspect you),
are not advocating pot use for ourselves.
That said, I seriously believe if a kid drinks daily from 17-18 to
age 25, they will end up just as stupid as if they smoked weed during
the same period. My point was that alcohol is as bad (or worse) for
brain development as weed . . . yet alcohol is legal and readily
available (and its use is encouraged) prior to age 25.
Of course it's going to generate revenue . . . that's a good thing.
I have no clue how much, but if it exceeds the cost of distribution
and enforcement, it's a win for tax payers. The Nervous Nellies will
have a fit and wail and gnash their teeth, but at the end of the day, it
won't make any difference . . . Canada isn't going to become a nation of
The driving is a concern, but my understanding is that they've
pretty much perfected saliva testers that are analogous to
breathalysers. These are all red herring arguments thrown out by the
1950s thinking Nervous Nellies who want to impose their views on
everyone. Fuck'em! I don't drink and I don't smoke pot, but I damn
well want the right to do so if I change my mind. Jeff Sessions and his
ilk can drink themselves into a stupor every night if they want . . . I
don't tell the old drunks how to live, and I don't want them to tell me
how to live.