Didn’t hurt MY brain
In the land of portion control, trans fat bans and no cigarettes, anywhere, NYC has given carte blanche to pot dealers.
New York City is going green — with ganja.
Pot arrests and seizures are plummeting as low-level offenders duck jail and cops ease off dealers, who are racking up record profits, police sources say.
Gov. Cuomo vowed in January to wipe out the lowest marijuana charge — fifth-degree criminal possession — for those caught lighting up in public or flashing their stash.
Decriminalization gathered steam in February, when Mayor Bloomberg announced that NYPD cops would now merely ticket those charged with fifth-degree possession, instead of tossing them in jail.
I happen to think that the government has no business regulating personal behavior, but if Bloomberg and his fellow liberals think that citizens should be barred from doing anything that might be unhealthy, what’s with giving pot a free ride? It’s not inspected by health authorities, so who knows what pesticides and what it’s been soaked in, it’s being sold to minors, and it’s not even kept under the counter of variety shops, as Bloomberg demands of cigarettes. Its capability to damage lungs has been documented:
Inhaling marijuana smoke in the long-term is likely to result in damage to the respiratory tract. The evidence base for this damage includes self report as well as scientific testing of lung capacity and biopsy of mucosa. This damage has been shown to be present even in the absence of tobacco smoke, while harms appear to be additive for individuals who smoke tobacco and marijuana. Further, marijuana smoke is carcinogenic although epidemiological research exploring the association between respiratory cancers and marijuana use is limited. The evidence is strongest for marijuana use being associated with an increase in cough, sputum production, airway inflammation, and wheeze.
According to the NYT, It stunts young brains and lowers IQ. “If parents who are spending thousands of dollars on SAT prep courses knew about the cognitive effects marijuana has on their kids’ brains, they would be up in arms,” Dr. Evins said.
Sp why the discrepancy? Another example of unprincipled people making decisions on what they’re feeling at the moment, which means a fickle, ad hoc “philosophy” that ultimately leads to state control of all our lives. As has been demonstrated throughout history, when those who are in or who seek power can whip mobs into an emotional frenzy, they will control the masses.
“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”