Friday, December 7, 2012
Smoking is Baaaaad....Unless it's Marijauna
Well, I'm not a smoker and I hate the noxious stuff. I smile to remember our oldest at five seeing someone smoking and saying, "Smoking is so bad for you!" We trained our kids early and, while a few played with cigarettes a bit, none of them is a smoker today.
Having said that, however,
I think restaurants and bars should be allowed to create their own policies on smoking sans government meddling. I've left restaurants that were too smoky for an enjoyable lunch, but I never told the owner he had to change his policy to accommodate MY desires. He just couldn't count on me as a customer. But what gives the government the right to decide for everybody? That's one place where the free market works. If people want a place to smoke, they will patronize; if they don't, they won't.
Now we have the delightful idiocy of all smoking being bad...except for marijuana. And instead of the policy being "go outside to smoke;" it's "go inside to smoke." I wonder if we will now see coffee houses cropping up in Washington state and Colorado that cater to weed smokers -- you know -- like the old opium dens. Wouldn't that be a laugh! Tobacco baaaaaad; marijuana good -- goooood ---goooooood --- mmmmmmm.
You can read about "hempfest" in Washington State here. Do you suppose liberals will be out screaming about the damaging effects of marijuana smoking. Don't hold your breath -- unless you've got a lung full of weed.
As for the health impact of marijuana, go here. You have to be stupid to use the stuff.