Bob has an amusing post up on NYC decriminalizing marijuana, and the hypocrisy when one notes their restriction on various food items.
I pointed out the New York City has HEAVY restrictions on tobacco smoking, essentially Bloomberg is trying to ban smoking in all spaces that are accessible to the public. (Let’s not look too deep at the fact that you can be standing on a sidewalk next to and overfilled garbage can, a dumpster in the ally, a homeless person using the toilet behind the dumpster, and countless cars, trucks, and buses idling in a traffic jam, while jets and helicopters fly in low…but god forbid somebody sparks up a butt!)
This is NOT public health, this is legislation of a social doctrine. This is no difference than Theocracy, such as Muslims restricting Alcohol and Pork for consumption, but have no restriction on Marijuana. Or say why its illegal to butcher a horse or dog for meat in America, but there are many nations where its a common culinary tradition.
Massachusetts is (per usual) is right behind NYC in banning smoking, but legalizing marijuana. Heck Boston is even working to ban Electronic Cigarettes, meanwhile you can smoke a joint while sitting on a park bench in Boston, and if the person refuses to give identification when caught, the WORST that can happen is the pot will be confiscated by the police.
Also I was musing to Bob about the smoking of “Blunts” which is a hollowed-out cigar that is then stuffed with marijuana. The wrapper is made of tobacco, and I’m sure there is some tobacco filler left in the mix. So what is this? Is this “good” Marijuana, or “Evil” tobacco? This is as stupid as “Texting while Riverdancing”.
And in closing I found this quote in the Wikipedia article to be a further example of this stupidity. Yeah its Wikipedia, but I think its representative of current “Progressive” thinking.
Due to the tobacco content in the wrapper leaf, blunts carry with them the risks of tobacco use, including addiction and cancer
Ok the addiction part is valid, Marijuana doesn’t contain nicotine, and THC does not have the addictive qualities of nicotine, still what’s with the cancer bit?
YOU’RE INHALING SMOKE! Not only that, but you’re substituting dry cured tobacco for damp green marijuana buds!
Sorry kids, but inhaling ALL smoke is bad for you, it doesn’t matter if its weed, or if you’re just doing a LOT of grilling or sitting around a camp fire!
Nothing like people who have no knowledge of biology or medicine dictating what’s “Healthy” for us all!
I’d say just let people wear their big kid pants and do what they want, and everybody else wear their big kid pants and know that you don’t have to like or love how other people spend their time.