Finally! Legislation I can appreciate!
"Hey, Jeff Sessions!"
Now to put this in perspective, let me say that while I agree with this move politically for a LOT of reasons, I am no heavy-duty stoner. I am also not averse to the occasional indulgence.....and I have plenty of opportunity to engage more than I do. It's just a "mood thing" with me.
Having grown up prior to the "Just say no" generation, when the sentiment was......
.......I have little aversion or concern over legalization. It will be a good source of state income, decriminalize something that never should have been illegal, take an unnecessary burden off of law enforcement, and restore a bit more personal freedom allowing individuals to decide these things for themselves. (I am also willing to hear opposing views.....especially any citing the "gateway" argument, because I'm in such a good mood, I would welcome more reasons to snicker.)
Another of those 'tough choices' life presents: which do you want to take a hit off first?
Still, despite growing up around it, it WAS (and technically still is) illegal. Given that fact, I am not sure how legalization is going to affect me. Odds are I'll probably react the same way I did when NJ legalized some forms of fireworks that had been previously banned: I'll buy some and enjoy the novelty until I settle into a more "what works for me" pattern. I mean, to be honest? I like the stuff, but it can't compete with a smokey single malt Scotch. LOL
But, speaking of alcohol, I DO know what I want to do with my first legal joint when the time comes. As with booze, I want to raise it up in a toast:
"To all the folks who made this illegal for so long, to all the self-righteous hypocrites who scorned users and turned us into 'criminals' while chugging cheap, shitty American beer, to all who still want to tell me what I can and can't do with things that don't hurt anyone else, to all of you I say.....FUCK YOU!"
Now, put that in your pipe and smoke it!