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The High Life by niels827 The High Life by niels827
Colorado and Washington made worldwide news by making recreational marijuana legal - the first places to do so outside Uruguay, the Dutch city of Amsterdam, and a small semi-autonomous neighborhood called Christiania in Copenhagen, Denmark. You might wonder how they can do this, as it's technically against federal law. Federal law overrides state law, and the government can come into either state and seize any and all marijuana, but the punishments pot smokers will receive would be minimal. The fact of the matter is that they won't. More and more people (the government officials included) are realizing anti-pot legislation and propaganda has done far more harm than good, and the even the president acknowledges that while alcohol and tobacco are legal and potentially fatal, marijuana has never killed anyone, has obvious medicinal benefits and is an antidepressant and a pain inhibitor. While it's also been decriminalized in many other places, it's still treated with Prohibition-era regulation even in many Western countries. Regardless, outlawing it doesn't prevent people from smoking it; in fact, it makes people want to smoke it more. Unfortunately, there are deluded people out there who want to treat it the same way as fatal substances like heroin and cocaine.

Nevertheless, attitudes towards it are softening, and in more liberal areas police never charge anyone who possesses it, and have even been found smoking it themselves while off duty. I tried it once, and never will again. The smell is atrocious and impossible to adapt to. I've been drunk a few times, but never high. It'll probably stay that way. Being high supposedly makes you slow, calm, silly, and able to laugh at everything. I'm already like that when I'm drunk.

Or so I'm told.

So if pot is your thing, live it up like it's 1969 and lose yourself in psychedelic phosphenes.…
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Nothinbutsouthpark Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Student General Artist
I love how you didn't over do the pink eyes in this one.
Dark4Kuran Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice :)
billcipherGF Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
did kenny show them his moms room?
Manami-Miku Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Synthetics are illegal in NZ now funny thing is making people who usually smoke that stuff people trying to go back to Marijuana  they're finding it hard.
boxingglovehands Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
madgawhanna, as i feel, (so to keep myself out of trouble) it needs to be pronounced/spelled, whatever!?!, is and always should be a 1969 thing and remain there, forever, i was 2 years old at the time, we never ever had it in our house, i am glad to say, that sort of thing i never took....AND I NEVER WILL!
mrddixon Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
pot smoker Eddie Bravo beat up on one of the best fighters from the best fighting family... twice.  Matt Phelps smoked pot and won more olympic medals than anyone.   The Beatles, among lots of other artists, have smoked pot and produced iconic art that will last long after their deaths.  

there is nothing wrong, at all, about decided not to smoke pot.  there is nothing wrong with deciding to smoke it, either.
boxingglovehands Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
so that is just how it goes for those people, but i'm someone who has fair skin and blonde hair, and that phobia of fire and all things very hot and also death and smoking in general, also i feel i hope you were not offended by my opinion.... :| :O
mrddixon Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
lol :) not at all bud
boxingglovehands Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thanks mate.
niels827 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Well, that's nice and all. I don't do marijuana or drugs either. But it's also significantly safer than alcohol and tobacco, so I don't knock people who do smoke it. I'm also not pretentious or condescending about my abstinence from it. This is because it's conceited and because I occasionally drink. And seeing as how you're a middle-aged Brit, I'm not quite sure you can convince me you don't down a few pints every now and then.
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