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These Are The Ones Parents Do Not Want Their Children To Marry

December 31, 2013

As a I read this news story today I could only think that if I were a parent the ones mentioned in this article would not be the type good enough to marry my daughter or son.    If one has no other item on their agenda more important than camping out in the cold so they can buy marijuana they really need to reevaluate their lives, and come to terms with what is missing.  And if that means getting high with drugs, then they need to find a good counselor.

Toni Fox plans to open the doors of her Denver marijuana shop at 8 a.m. tomorrow to a line of customers including some who camped overnight to be the first in the U.S. to legally buy pot for recreational use.

Fox has arranged for canopy tents, heaters and a food truck to offer donuts and pastries to patrons waiting for the state-appointed hour. She expects sales at her 3D Cannabis Center, operating since 2010 as a medical-marijuana dispensary near the Denver Coliseum, to surge to at least $250,000 a month from $30,000, she said.

“We’ll have people out the door,” Fox, 42, a Salida resident, said by telephone. “It’s going to be a very festive atmosphere. We all feel like we’re walking on sunshine right now.”

I am not in favor, nor have I ever been in favor of the legalization of marijuana, except for medical purposes.  Some cancer patients find marijuana useful with pain relief and increasing appetite.  Legalization of marijuana runs counter to what I think is in the best interest of the nation.  I totally understand I am in the minority when it comes to legalization of this drug.

I suspect it may almost seem alien to admit I have never once tried marijuana.  I also have never once tried a cigarette.  Hard to believe perhaps, but true.

My dad smoked cigarettes in my youth, and as a result I never wanted any part of them.  In my early teen years my dad stopped smoking, and the whole family continually applauded him for the effort at making his health, and our lives better.

I have never felt the need to escape via drugs, or to have some alternative reality to cling to as a means of coping.  As a teenager I loved to go biking into the country, and now long walks with James clears the mind and adds perspective.

While I am very aware that a long list of notables on all sides of the political spectrum have weighed in over time on why legalization of marijuana and other drugs is a rational approach our government should be taking, I have never been able to agree.

Old-fashioned perhaps, but that is just how I feel.

Getting to the root causes of why someone has bouts of anger, boredom, depression, anxiety, (reasons many turn to marijuana) would be a far more useful and productive use of time than to light a joint.  Life will be much richer in a wide variety of ways if the higher path can be found, as opposed to a haze of smoke.

Meanwhile who wants those who line up for drugs in Denver to marry their son or daughter?

4 Comments
  1. January 20, 2014 7:53 PM

    For the record I disagree with the comments made by Obama on this matter, and find no room for legalization of pot. I am not sure how much my readers know about pot but what Obama might have used in the decades long gone is far different in terms of strength that kids are now taking these days. I do agree with him when advising kids to just stay away from it.

  2. tom permalink
    January 20, 2014 6:36 PM

    Lol! Obama is one of those parents. Classic.

  3. January 7, 2014 1:56 PM

    Parent worry because if it is time for divorce you never know what the so called judge etc will do. today the judges do what ever it takes for the state to get in the middle to scheme money. You can not any judge to do the honest honorable thing. They will help the state and harm the child I most cases unless you pay them or their ???? the out of control judiciary is most parents worst nightmare. Wisconsin does not have a legitimate avenue to address public corruption as walker keeps rubbing in our nose. todays just us system has ruined generations of our youth for personal and agency gain. Nothing more. The leading cause for divorce in America is daddy going to jail as a political prisoner in a for profit scheme.

  4. Solly permalink
    December 31, 2013 1:11 PM

    yeah, you’re old fashioned to the point of 1920, Carrie Nation. How’d that experiment work out? These people are peaceable, show perseverance, initiative and the pioneer spirit! Why do you hate America?

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