Let’s hear it for the town of Payson! By opening a medical marijuana clinic we have joined the rest of the informed, civilized nations of the world. Despite the lies of our government and big business, enough people have wisely decided that it was time to embrace this harmless plant, which has been used for treatment for thousands of years. Now those who desperately need help can get it.
However, too many remain uniformed about pot; especially since the government decided to demonize it in 1933 after alcohol was legalized and the DEA desperately needed a new menace to combat.
A question: What would you rather have a driver or a neighbor on — pot or booze? Scientists have concluded that alcohol is “the ruin of reason” and releases the bestial instincts in the cortex. People get drunk, beat up others and drive like lunatics, endangering innocent victims.
Tests (Car & Driver magazine, June 1980) have proved that people drive better on pot and it has never killed anyone or caused death in others. Pot smokers mellow out, drink a little vino and generally are a peaceful lot. You never see a fight like you do at bars.
But the booze companies don’t want a gentle herb that you can grow in your back yard. They want you to go out and spend money at a store, of which there are seemingly a thousand outlets around here. Yet no one protests when another booze outlet is opened.
I wish the public was better informed. If all booze was eliminated and only pot sold, this would be a better, safer world. We could save thousands of alcohol-related deaths every year. Fewer innocent wives would be battered. Instead people would get high and lay back, enjoying life and music, bothering no one. If anyone wishes to debate I am available anytime, anyplace.