June 04, 2004

Off-Topic Question

Okay, the WWII stuff is fun (for me), but it's killing my comments. So here's something NOT to do with the war...

Smoking cigarettes around children is not illegal. So...if we legalize marijuana, would it be okay for adults to toke up with the kids around?

Just askin'.

Posted by Jennifer at June 4, 2004 01:59 PM


When I smoked, I never did it in the car, in the house, or anywhere near my children. It's a lot less credible when you tell your kids it is not a good idea to smoke when they can smell it on your breath/clothes/furniture. Marijuana should not be legalized for any reason except for medical use. If you need an escape that badly, I think you need therapy or medical help. The people I've known who 'partook' regularly were worthless slugs. Of course that's just my opinion. I could be wrong...

P.S. I quit cigarettes because I realized just how much of a hypocrite I was.

Posted by: Todd at June 4, 2004 02:34 PM

If it was simply decriminalized then yes. If it was legalized (and therefore regulated) it would be up to the whimsy of our legislators.

Posted by: Jim at June 4, 2004 02:57 PM

Define Children. When I walk buy the bus stop shelter and three 14 year olds are sharing a spliff - I don't think they would mind if you smoked yours around them...

If it's decriminalized, then, theoretically, it's no different from drinking a beer in front of your kids...

(I'm throwing gas on the flames, I'm not saying i believe any of this...)

Posted by: Clancy at June 4, 2004 03:08 PM

Dude, you mean it's illegal? Bummer man.

Posted by: Pete at June 4, 2004 08:37 PM

I think our society has far more problems than people who smoke pot. Sure, there are pot heads that sit around in a haze and accomplish nothing in their lives except to pump out more welfare cheats. And No, not all people who smoke pot are welfare cheats.

Maybe a better question would be; Should we make it illegal to have children before the age of eighteen? I dealt with a population here in Phoenix where many of the 13 and 14 year old girls who get pregnant, are pregnant for the 3rd time. They can afford cell phones, beepers, plastic diapers, and many drive nicer cars than I have. They get free rent, free food and the best medical care in the world.

So in answer to your question; Sure, it should be ok for parents to smoke pot around their kids. They are wielding far more dangerous tools already, penises unprotected by condoms and legs that fly open like an umbrella in a gale force wind. Maybe we could use some of the wasted billions spent on the “War on Drugs” and try to do something productive with the money.

Posted by: azygos at June 6, 2004 12:08 PM