- Posted December 29, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Does marijuana help you?
I look at pot like alcohol, which I don't really drink, its not for kids, it can be abused, but in general its a safe activity.
I am for the retail purchase of pot for many already documented reasons, my personal favorite is its safer way. I now buy it from a family man, its what he enjoys and is willing to help out a small, less than 10, close friends. Before him, i bought from many very, what i consider "shady" people. I've had to smoke pot around a baby that couldn't even crawl yet, because i didn't know what the dealer was going to do if I didn't. I stopped buying from him. Ive bought pot from crack dealers, pill users, and various other kids of shady very possibly dangerous people with dangerous connections. Try driving up to group of homeless drug users in a audi A4 asking for pot, its a fucking joke to them.
Another reason is Taxes. In Utah we have "sin tax" or officially excise tax, 100% of this tax goes to k - 12 education. "http://www.utaheducationfacts.com/index.php/get-the-facts/spending/188-your-taxes."
As a business manager I am all for a tax on pot, I would much rather pay a little more and have money go to education than a drug dealer's drug dealer.
However there is a quote from a radio DJ in Utah he says, "the law of unintended consequences." I do believe the legalization and retail distribution of pot, may lead to other street drugs being invented. I don't know what, but something will take its place.
Overall i believe Colorado and Washington are taking steps in a right direction.