As I work on fresh material for you, in between the day job, kids, wife, and need to play Halo Reach, I would like to bring you throwback articles with touchups here on www.wccnewspaper.com. Things I think are important or that I’m proud to have written.
By Miguel “Miggy420” Mulholland
Of course, people want to be high in this world. And when I say high I don’t just mean smoking a bowl but include drinking, smoking cigarettes, and little blue pills prescribed by your doctor for that not so fresh feeling. For whatever reason, people for generations have chosen to escape reality, one way or another. Alcohol is a proven part of every culture, opium dens use to exist from Asia to America, and laughing gas parties occurred in the 1800s by the British elite. Hell, why do you think Coca-cola had such a following it had cocaine in it, to this day it still uses the coco leaf but with less fun.
As the voice of legalization is rising so has been the counter voice, which is just simply getting annoying (stop telling me what’s good for me). The Oregonian has recently come out on the side against which is annoying, I’ve always considered Oregon a liberal state and a place where I would want to live. It’s annoying when an article refers to sellers of marijuana as drug dealers. Do you refer to the pharmacist the same way?
Going through the comments made me mad; an asshole named alrsa saying “Every adult I know (and there are a LOT of them) who was a stoner in high school and / or college now shows significant impairment in motivation, energy levels, and cognitive speed (abilty to think coherently and quickly.)”
Since I got out of the military (for the past three years and some odd months), I’ve worked a 40 hour a week job, worked on my writing everyday, raised two boys and take care household needs. Lazy? I think not.
Another example of the persecuted lazy stoner, a friend in the Navy. This guy was the biggest toker you could meet (I think coming from Riverside, California had something to do with it). When his ship was in port, he would be blazing everyday, sometimes even in the morning (We all took the bus to the base, so driving was never an issue). Anyways this guy was so lazy he was commended sailor of the year on The U.S.S Peleliu and handed a school (schools are important to get in the Navy). The first day of class he took several bong hits in my apartment. When he arrived to school a command-wide piss test was about to take place. At this point, he knew the jig was up unless they didn’t test his sample but they did. A little after two weeks he was pulled out of class, read his rights, and sent back to his ship. Yes, folks, marijuana makes you lazy enough to work (serious sarcasm intended).
I can not wait ‘till I can come out of the proverbial closet [Edit: I have since] to go “Look world! Is this what you’re afraid of? Grown ups that like to smoke and function in this life and God forbid contribute to society without fear of persecution.”
Of course, people want to be high. Besides the physical anguish (pain is one of the number one treatments for healthcare) we all trying to escape the mental one, the one because sometimes nothing makes sense.
I find it ironic that when people are hurting for jobs in a state that politicians spend millions on advertising for a job that pays hundreds of thousands but it’s the power they’re paying for. I wonder how many good things could’ve have been done in each state with that kind of money.
Than there’s any reality TV show thing, people are making money for having money or are making money because now their famous — if that don’t hurt your head, I don’t know what will.
If the mass media blitz of bullshit doesn’t do it for you then let’s look at the marijuana law itself. Why is it illegal? How did booze get the pass card when it’s far worse? At this point I know I’m just preaching to the choir because if you read “The Site that shall not be named”, you’re my kind of guy (or gal). When our laws don’t make sense, and everything seems off balanced than yes it fucks with our heads. I mean how really how many victims had there to be before Chelsea’s law was signed into effect. I know I’m running off different tangents here, but they all have something in common, shit just doesn’t make sense. There are so many reasons why to legalize and regulate marijuana to simply get high without going to prison is just one of them.
Marijuana isn’t going to bring world peace, marijuana will not make you jump higher or make sense of all the bullshit in this world but it will make it a lot easier to handle.
In my quest for different employment, I’ve had to stop smoking. It has been 2 months now. The first month was to ensure that my pee was clean then I started actively searching. Recently I just had a phone interview and am pretty sure I bombed it. I don’t blame this on prior pot use though. I blame it on the mild panic attacks that occur in me whenever something really important is happening or that I want. I blame it on the fact that I choke on tests. All my life I’ve been a grower not a shower when given an opportunity I pull through. I’m giving job hunt 2010 another two weeks then I’m lighting up again, not that I’m quitting it’s just more realistic to look for one after the holidays in my field. If I could smoke some pot right now it wouldn’t ensure I’d find a job but it would make it a lot easier deal with.
Marijuana makes dealing with the inside/outside world more bearable. Instead I drink and feel like shit the next day, marijuana has never done that to me. Instead I drink and know I can’t drive. Who takes all the people home from bars? Instead, instead that’s what we do because of the illegalization of marijuana. I know professionals that do coke and meth instead since it’s out of the body faster than pot. Instead of making sense of drug use (coffee is a drug) we have prohibition.
Original article appeared here.
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