Archive for September, 2005


Monday, September 5th, 2005

So-called medical marijuana users are addicted to marijuana in the same way alcoholics are addicted to alcohol or heroin users are addicted to heroin: if they do not get their “fix”, they will suffer or die. Furthermore, they are willing to do anything to secure a supply of the drug, including defying the law, and illegally manufacturing it in private. Such people are typically adamant in denying their addiction, while at the same time demonstrating an inability to cope without the drug's effects. Why would we want to encourage people to enter this cycle of drug dependency and the associated drug seeking behavior? Is the cure really better than the disease? We ought to be encouraging people to make better individuals of themselves rather than allowing them to add more problems to their situations.