In class, this week we discusses whether or not marijuana should be legalized after we read Vidal’s essay titled “Drugs”. In my opinion, Vidal has a point. Though he seems to undermine his argument by informing the reader of his experimentations with drugs. In addition, he states that drugs really aren’t that addictive which seems questionable as well. However, his argument about the fact that if marijuana was legalized that instead of an increase in its consumption, consumption would actually go down because of the fact that now that it has been legalized, its appeal will drastically fall. In my opinion, if we live in a so-called “free society” then why not let people do things they enjoy. Marijuana being one of these activities. If marijuana is legalized, the pot-smoking population of the
Not only this, if marijuana was legalized then the
Even after all of this, people still say well if you legalize marijuana then our society will just be filled with a bunch of lazy underachievers. (As if society isn’t already almost entirely full of them) This is a reaction you would typically expect from someone who has been sheltered their entire life and is probably an overachiever themselves. Someone who clearly has no stake in the outcome and some who has absolutely no idea what the real- world is like. Not to say that my life isn’t sheltered or that I don’t really now what the real-world is like, but some of these people just take it to the extreme. I mean seriously…live a little. Make an effort to actually try something new and out of the ordinary. Look around you. I think genocide, the threat of global nuclear war, and environmental change are way more pressing issues than…marijuana.