Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hypothetical Moral Dilemma for you? 6/3/2010

When I was in Secondary School (Watsonia Technical School) in the early 60’s, the strongest drug around my school then was ordinary Cigarettes, so I missed out on ever having the opportunity to ever try Marijuana. Similarly, although it was definitely around the places I worked in, in the and 70’s and early 80’s, and I knew of people who possibly used it or had possible access to it, I never saw the need to try it at all.
Not even in the 90’s, which we spent in the Transkei area in South Africa which supposedly grew the best marijuana (Or Dagga, as it is called there) in the world, whilst still strictly illegal.
Now, shortly, my wife and I, will be going to Amsterdam where apparently smoking Marijuana is Legal. So my moral dilemma is, should I, just because it is/will be legal to do so, now take advantage of this legal opportunity to try Marijuana or not? After all I can legitimately say I am thinking of trying it to cure my ongoing and persistent headaches, thus giving reasonable health grounds for trying it?
Don’t worry, I am not seriously considering trying it, but was again struck by the irony that just because a thing is now legal, doesn’t necessarily mean it is good for you or that you must now rush out and try it, just because you can now do so legally. What say you?

6 comments:

Lynx217 said...

I would not if I were you. While it is the least worrisome and trouble-making of the drugs, I would never suggest taking anything from anyone you don't trust, even an over-the-counter pain killer. I do believe it should be legal (unlike harsher drugs like crack and heroine), but should be tightly controlled like tobacco. Heck, as far as I've noticed, people will go to much further lengths to get tobacco than most anything else. I'm just guessing though, as I kicked the one habit that has held me in its grips for so very long: caffeine! I tried to have a bottle of soda a week or two ago, and the way my body reacted to it was downright scary. Consider me cured! LOL

Walter parker said...

I have had no intention of taking it lynx. I was just taken by the whole moral question of, "Just because something is legal, doesn't mean we have to use it, does it?"
Thanks for your comment though. Trust that you are well there?

Walter parker said...

I have had no intention of taking it lynx. I was just taken by the whole moral question of, "Just because something is legal, doesn't mean we have to use it, does it?"
Thanks for your comment though. Trust that you are well there?

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