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TommyJarvis 4 points ago +4 / -0

Overturn Roe v Wade and abortion is gone in Texas. All the scumbags will hopefully bleed out of this state.

The only MORE effective thing you could do is to make all possession of pot, meth, heroin a first time felony and make dealing mandatory minimum 10 year sentence.

Those two will clean out Texas in no time!

LionRepublic 2 points ago +2 / -0

The fight against pot nearly destroyed the Republicans.

TommyJarvis 1 point ago +1 / -0

That's complete bullshit. Giving up the fight against the spread of drug culture is what is destroying the nation.

We have limitless drugs pouring over our southern border and every state now has at least ONE area that tolerates open drug dealing and drug use.

It's growing. Where do you think this army of street addicts comes from? You think they just magically appeared out of thin air?

LionRepublic 1 point ago +1 / -0

You can smoke pot and still hold a job, unless the law tries to stop you from doing so.

TommyJarvis 1 point ago +1 / -0

You can, but in all likelihood you will be some shade of "less than" if you're a pothead. I'm not just making shit up over here, I used to be a pothead. I smoked daily for years in my mid to late 20s.

Here are a few things I learned from this:

  1. No addict ever thinks of themselves as having a problem. They always see themselves as "one of the good ones" as opposed to "those other potheads". I remember countless discussions with people about this subject. We used to bullshit about how awesome we were, in fact.
  2. I WAS an addict. I swore at the time I wasn't and I really believed it, but in retrospect I certainly was and so were all the other potheads I knew. The only people I don't think were addicts that I smoked with were those occasional people who never had any and only took like one hit and usually left the sesh early.
  3. I didn't realize it at the time, but I was really pressing pause on a lot of things in my life during the most crucial years. From 24-29 I could have been doing a lot of things that I just didn't do. When I turned 29, I had a very rude awakening and as a result I had to start my post college adulthood from scratch going into my 30s, which was entailed some humiliating experiences.
  4. I wasn't ever hungry, homeless or incarcerated. I was always able to pay rent and bills and buy food. It wasn't like my life was crashing and burning. I was getting by but never really moving forward. I had no idea what I was missing at the time so if you'd asked 27 year old me, I would have told you I was doing great! Only after I stopped getting high did my mind clear to the point where I could objectively look back and see what I was missing. The monkey on my back kept me blind to it.
  5. The people I got high with were my community. There weren't really a lot of people in my life that didn't get high. And those people were sometimes younger than me, sometimes older than me. Some of them were 10-20 years older than me and in the exact same boat as me. Treading water in their late 40s, blind to it.