"Dude...did you see that video on Facebook?"
"The one with the chick quitting her job?"
"Yeah, man, she totally said, fuck it, I quit on the news."
"For pot. That bitch seriously loves weed."
"It's about fucking time, man. This shit needs to be legal. Like right now. Hey, pass me that bong."
"Don't you need to get ready for work."
"Nah, fuck it, I quit."
I have to admit, she has got some pretty big balls to trash her career all in the name of legalizing marijuana. But her marketing plan gets an A+. I mean, right now EVERYONE is talking about Charlo Greene, the video, and the Alaska Cannabis Club... just in time for the upcoming November 4th election.
I've heard all of the arguments about how it is safer than alcohol, not addictive, "natural" because it's from the earth, blah, blah, blah. I don't like weed. I don't like to be around people who smoke weed.
Remember in my bio where I said this blog will either make you laugh or piss you off? Well, here it goes. Some of you are going to be pissed because I am about to trash the fuck out of marijuana and people who smoke it. All in the name of humor, of course.
Charlo Greene explains her resignation by saying, "I'm making it my life work to uphold what America stands for truly: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, ideals that now need to be defended." I'm a little confused with that statement though. Does not being able to legally get high stand in the way of your pursuit of happiness? Is getting high SO important to you that to not be able to do it totally ruins your life?
I have a few thoughts on some other things she said as well:
"Why should an aspiring someone lose their ability to earn a higher education, to become someone they were not meant to be? Easy solution. Don't smoke weed. It's not habit forming after all (your words, not mine). If you have a choice between smoking or going to college and you CHOOSE to smoke...then you are becoming exactly who you were meant to be...a pothead.
"And why should you lose the ability to get public assistance in times of struggle and need?" Let's assume, for arguments sake, that the person she is referring to here is in need of public assistance because they lost their job. Possibly because they failed a drug test. So, you want me, as a taxpayer, to feed your ass so you can use what cash you have on hand to buy pot? Ummm...no thanks.
Or maybe she is talking about someone who works for minimum wage that can't quite make ends meet, but likes to toke it up now and then. Should that person be denied assistance? Yes. Because if you can't afford to buy food, then you damn sure can't afford to buy pot.
Let me play devil's advocate for a bit. Say, marijuana is legalized. It will no longer have to be kept behind closed doors. Will people smoke more pot? Most pot smokers I know get up in the morning and smoke. They hit the pipe a few times during the day and they end the night with a big fat J. I'm sure not all people smoke this heavily, but it is a safe guess that a big majority of them do. Now your workplace is full of stoners as it is harder to weed them out with drug tests. How productive are you when you are stoned? My guess is not very.
And what about children being exposed to pot? Can we expect to see little Johnny at the bus stop with a contact high because Mommy can now legally have a joint with her morning coffee?
I know I might be coming across as harsh, but I grew up with a father who was stoned 24/7. He went to prison. My childhood was never the same. Therefore, I am biased as hell when it comes to this issue and will probably never be able to have an open mind. The thought of legalizing marijuana in every state is a very scary thing to me. Almost as scary as the zombie apocalypse.
That being said, I am open to hearing your thoughts. For all of you pro-legalization peeps, enlighten me. Hit me with your best shot... see if you can sway the bitch who hates weed. I love a good debate.