Robot Monkey wrote:If they were to legalize marijuana, they should allow the killing of any pot-influenced people, so long as it's in self defense. Honestly, I don't want to get mugged by some stoners. and be unable to do anything.
You already can. In fact, I'm pretty sure you can kill anyone
legally as long as it's in self-defense - regardless of stoniness.
And seriously, you honestly think someone that's stoned is going to get up off of their ass to go mug you? Or rather, do you think that the weed is what drove them to it, and they weren't already the mugging type of person already? In your own words:
Robot Monkey wrote:the people all looked like they could hardly move, let alone think. I don't see why people would want to do something that incapacitated them like that.
Does that sound like a violent criminal to you? The fact of the matter is that stoners WILL smoke weed regardless of the legality, and they're out there right now. Waiting to mug you with their bongs.
Ben-Jammin wrote:I think you should be allowed to drink at 18, even though I don't do so myself.
Why not? If you feel like you should be allowed to, then have a beer or two when you get the chance. Try it out, and see if your opinion holds water. The point I'm trying to make is that legality isn't the issue with drugs or alcohol - personal responsibility is. Pot doesn't magically turn people into homicidal maniacs, and is actually a lot more boring than people who brag about smoking make it sound like. There's no magical switch in your brain that flips on your 21st birthday (or 18th for that matter). While weed and several other drugs should be legal for a stupefyingly long list of reasons, AND while most of the argument against stems from either complete ignorance of the drugs in question or religion butting it's way into state politics, I strongly recommend at least educating yourself instead of being afraid of drugs and their users.