Artistic wrote:Most people when intoxicated can do virtually anything. Legalizing drugs would mean they could become available to be sold over the counter at your local drugstore. Everyone would have access to them. Imagine what this would do to kids who know no better than doing drugs is cool since celebrities do it all the time. Imagine being driven through town by a stoned taxi driver.
Imagine being treated by a physician who's hallucinating that you've got spiders on your face. . .
Pretty bad, huh?
See what is confusing me about your post, is why you think it would be legal to be high and driving or working. It's not legal to drink and do those things, so why would anyone make it legal to smoke marijuana and work. While it is conceivable that your examples might happen, they wouldn't actually be anymore likely to happen if marijuana was available for recreational use by adults than they are now. Contrary to popular belief, just because a thing is easily available does not mean "everyone" will use it. I like to think in my happier moments that the majority of people have enough common sense to know that taking drugs while they work or control heavy machinery is a bad idea, not because of the (or any) long term health effects or because "DRUGS ARE BAD" but because for all recreational drugs, the stated intention when using them is to alter your mental state. I would like to think that most people realise that you should be in your best physical and mental state while working.