A Modest Challenge
David Frum’s mild piece asking whether we might not examine links between the Arizona shooter’s pot use and his actions has already drawn one snotty (and analysis-free) response on LGF.
The response of pot advocates to anything suggesting marijuana might have harmful effects is wholly on a par with climate denialism or the stonewalling by the tobacco industry on the link between lung cancer and smoking.
Here’s a plan. Let’s get some objective evidence. Let’s hear from people who don’t use pot themselves but know pot users, explaining how that person has improved by using pot.
Parents and teachers: tell us how the user became a better student.
Spouses and children: tell us how the user became a more loving and attentive parent and a better support for the family.
Employers: tell us how the user became a more productive and punctual worker.
Instead of pot users trying to make the case that pot is harmless, or even beneficial, wouldn’t it be a far more effective testimonial if non-users were to come forward and tell us how pot use made someone a better student, parent, or employee?
I’m not the least bit interested in your appraisal of how pot is beneficial to you. I’ll flag any such responses. Let’s hear from non-users only.
I’ve seen one comment by someone who tells of a friend who went from being a violent drunk to a mellow pot user. I’ll accept that - one example.