I have thought about this for awhile now since the subject of legalizing weed has been in the news. My friends want to start trying it, but I am not a fan of it there are to many consequences if you get caught. Also the fear of getting mentally addicted. The question is, is smoking weed manly? What are your thoughts?    

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breaking the law just for fun in never manly. should that law exist thats another questoin.

I think it's the duty of each and every human being to be critical of the values that society serves us. If one's actions cause no harm and one fully understands and accepts the implied risks, then obeying the law just for the sake of obeying "the law seems" a bit immature to me. 

Saw a movie on TV this weekend where a guy gave pretty much that exact same speech in defense of his right to bang under-aged girls ...

You see I don't, I don't work with any exact boundaries of the law because I wasn't consulted when the god damn laws were made. No, instead nameless, faceless politicians, the so called protectors of the moral majority decide what is right and what is wrong. I mean come on.

 

I govern my life around my own personal code of ethics, and I suggest that you do the same. That way if, within the constructs of my own morality, I were to do something that is considered illegal, so be it. I feel no guilt whatsoever and furthermore, if I were to buckle under the social weight of the system by adhering to laws that I do not truly believe in then I would be extinguishing the very fire of patriotism and individuality.

 

So in sense, by having sex with Natasha, I'd be preserving the rights our four fathers fought and died for, right?

 

-- Ryan Reynolds in Waiting.

 

It was funnier when it was a joke.


JB

You are absolutely correct, but remember, I said "no harm". Having sex with a minor is an entirely different thing

What about those that disagree with you about whether a 25-year-old banging a willing 16-year-old constitutes "harm"?  Should they live by their values ... or yours ... or the law?

 

JB

Well, that's up to the courts to decide, and for the two individuals involved in this hypothetical scenario to think about. Now, for the sake of not derailing the conversation, this will be my last contribution to this thread:

I'm not saying that there's a universally satisfying answer to this (or any) moral question. I think that it's up to personal judgement. I do not obey laws simply because they are laws. I also know the consequences of my choices and am prepared to deal with them as they may arise, but I pass no judgement on those who choose to do otherwise.

These are all good questions that should be explored and I enjoyed our back-and-forth. I also feel that we're beginning to overstep the scope of the original question, which is why I will retire and let others chime in. Cheers

Disobeying the law in matters of justice and injustice is one thing.  Disobeying the law because you want to partake of your illegal mind-altering substance of choice is quite another.  Lets not make this seem nobler than it is.

 

Stoners aren't noble freedom fighters spitting in the face of oppression ... they're self-indulgent potheads having a party.

 

JB

As with alcohol I think it's fine if you know your boundaries. If you smoke a little to relax or so, I honestly see no difference in drinking a glass of whisky. However if you're doing it to get really high and all, not only do you risk addiction more but you'll probably make a fool of yourself. Both consequences are comparable to alcohol in my opinion and I don't think it's a worse or better drug.

A small amount for personal use is allowed over here and I have many friends who've been using it occasionally for years but aren't addicted in the slightest. So, I'd have to say it's manly if you know what you're doing and you take it easy and keep it to yourself.

No.  Might ought to be legalized.  Wouldn't be manly even if it were.

 

Let your friends get wasted, busted, and fail drug tests by themselves.

 

JB

Well said

I agree with that, I think I will stay away from it because I plan on going into the military so I can't be doing that stuff. 

I agree with you and Will.

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