In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
In response to mef429's comment:
im 20, so i'm only a few years removed from HS and it was super accessible. and the closer you get to NYC the easier it is to find. JB, i would not worry about it flooding NCY after it is legalized because it is already flooded with the stuff. if your in NYC and you want to find pot and it takes you longer than 30 minutes then your doing something wrong. kids are going to get high after school anyway, thats just how thw world works, i never met a kid in my HS who never smoked pot before. if its legal they won't be risking their future by partaking in a harmless activity.
and kim. many studies about marijuana were not conducted properly therefore the findings are not accurate. Now that scientists are re-conducting these experiments the right way they are finding many of the "bugaboos" about pot are simple not true. like the notion that it decreases reaction time and kills brain cells for instance.
I agree with most of that. But no one is going to convince me that you can drive a car just as well when you're high. It's not the same as being staggering drunk, but it's not nearly like being straight either.
i'm not advocating the operation of a vehicle while under the influence of anything. i'm a stoner and never have nor ever will get behind the wheel while high.
just making the case that there is virtually no negative side-effects to smoking pot (unless you pair it with a vehicle or heavy machinery). hell, if you ingest it properly you can take the lung damage caused by smoke inhalation out of the equation and then there really is nothing bad about it.