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Does Smoking Pot Make Me A Criminal

Why do i have to buy Marijuana from criminals, when i use it for pain relief ?

As i pull into the darkened alley, i hear the yell of a siren in the distance. I wonder in the back of my head if this is the time they catch me. A stringy dark figure approaches my car, slowly cautious as he recognizes the face in the window. He opens the door and sits down.

"Hey Paul, whats up" he says as i pull the wrinkled 20 dollar bills out of my pocket and hand it to him. I mutter something as the pain in my back surges at the sight of a baggy containing relief for me. I hand him the money, and casually mention that the last bag i got from him seemed of lesser quality than what i had gotten in the past. His reply is that if I'm interested, and not afraid to use a needle, that he has some "Horse", a slang term for Heroin that would alleviate all my pain for longer periods of time. I tell him no thanks as he steps out of the car and i drive off.

Although i had told him no, the quality of Marijuana that i have been getting lately has gone down and i find myself smoking more just to get rid of my pain for just a few hours at a time. I wonder in the back of my head if I should try it at least one time....

The use of Marijuana for pain relief has been a long hard battle here in the United States as more and more Doctors realize it's potential for medical uses. The problem seems to be the old and antiquated idea's of the Federal government, keeping Marijuana as a Schedule I class drug.

This is the highest most addictive and abusive classification for a drug that the federal government has. This also puts Marijuana in the same category as LSD, a psychedelic drug made popular in the 1960's and Heroin.

The biggest complaint you hear about Marijuana is that it is considered a gateway drug sending the user on a long downhill spiral through the drug spectrum.

Washington state and Colorado have just recently passed Marijuana drug laws allowing the use of Marijuana for anyone over the age of 21. You are also allowed to posses up to an ounce of Marijuana. By doing this the states have decriminalized Marijuana, taking more power away from the criminals and putting it in the hands of the user.

By making Marijuana users criminals, you are making it a gateway drug.

In my own history of drug abuse, I was once addicted to Methamphetamine, which surprisingly enough, is a Schedule II class drug. When i was around my group of friends we would share whatever we had on hand. I know of many Marijuana users that were curious about Meth that wanted to try it. If pot had been legal at this time, many Marijuana smokers would not have been around criminal drug abusers to score Marijuana in the first place.

Is it the laws that make Marijuana a gateway drug ?

Street Talk

Dom Wells  

It is interesting to know that in countries such as Holland where Marijuana has been legal a long time, the stronger drugs are used less than in countries where it is illegal

  about 9 years ago
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