I smoked pot before I had ever tried drinking. It was sensational. I'm 22 and I don't really like to go out to bars or to drink because although it's fun, it makes me feel sick later. No matter what alcohol almost always ends up making me feel at least a little sickly. However, I have never had that issue with pot. You get a slight foggy hangover the next morning sometimes but it's nothing compared to the hangover from a night of heavy drinking. I have never thrown up from smoking pot, as I have with drinking, and I have never seen anyone get in a fight while smoking pot, as I have many times in bars and at parties where people were drinking. I would definitely buy pot if it was legal, and the only reason it's considered a gateway drug is because it's illegal and in order to acquire it you must obtain it illegally. This puts you in the vicinity of other illegal drugs, drugs that are much worse, and this makes people think that the much worse drugs, such as cocaine, is as acceptable as pot. The mindset is "If the government lied to us about the risks of smoking pot, they probably lied about the risks of using cocaine". The reality is alcohol is much more dangerous than smoking pot, and it doesn't even make sense at all that alcohol would be legal while pot is illegal. Every intelligent person I've ever met has agreed that smoking pot is harmless, including every college professor I've ever had. I would buy this legal pot and be happy to pay the taxes on it, and I know that many other people would as well.
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