Well, to the end of the prohibition of marijuana, anyway. And other things should be legalized, but we have to do these things slowly, apparently.
For the record, I do not care for marijuana. I do not mind other people using it—I mean, at all. It just is not my thing. And yes, I tried it a few times. It’s effects are minor and do not appeal to me, personally.
If things being unappealing to me were banned, we would live in a world without vegetables or vaginas. But I like the letter V—that’s just an odd coincidence. Um, we would not have summer weather, either. Facial hair, cigarettes, sports, and reality television would be gone forever. It would be a perfect world.
In reality, however, we cannot just ban things because we do not care for them. In most cases, we should not want to ( an exception, cigarettes, are an assault upon everyone around you, smelling awful and impairing their health—do it in private, and that means not around anyone else in your house, either—like using the bathroom, and for similar reasons). Personal recreational use of drugs is such an intuitive human right that I find it mind-boggling that that it is illegal anywhere in the civilized world, and yet it is.
There are a few drugs that present clear dangers to others than those who take them. Meth, of course. In addition to the alarming behavioral differences seen in meth-users, the making of the material is a tremendous health hazard—and potentially explosive. Even long after those who had been preparing the drug are gone, the homes in which they make it can make unwitting new residents sick. PCP is another example of a drug that sometimes makes quite reasonable people into crazed lunatics. For the most part, other recreational drugs, including a number of “hard drugs,” do not make people into dangerous people unless the people in question were fairly on-edge to begin with. Similarly, no one starts a drunken fight that they would not have considered starting when sober.
Colorado and Washington passed ..