Once again, the uniformed opposition to the legalization of marijuana is using children as an excuse to keep marijuana illegal for adults. It's incomprehensible to me to deny an adult to possess marijuana simply because someone under the age of twenty one might get their hands on it.
I'm sick and tired of having my rights as an adult interfered with by idiotic prohibitions based on how my use of a specific substance might be detrimental to a child. I have no children in my life. If you do, then exercise your right as a parent or guardian to keep that child in your care from accessing substances that are intended for use by adults only.
We don't base our traffic laws on how they might affect children. We don't prohibit people who have kids in the car from doing the posted speed limit. We don't demand that they go slower than the rest of traffic.
Why then do we use children as an excuse to prohibit adults from smoking pot? But that’s what the opposition does. Their concern is that children, who can already obtain marijuana faster than most of their parents, can, might have an even easier time getting high than they would if marijuana were to remain illegal.
That's ridiculous. Evidence proves otherwise. The use of marijuana among young children in the Netherlands, where soft drug use is tolerated, is lower than that of children in the United States where it’s prohibited.
It's time that parents took charge of their children rather than punishing other adults for their behavior. If your kid is smoking pot, and you don't want them to, don't blame me. Blame yourself.