Originally Posted by B-Large
The medical MJ was a good segway to mitigate the "pot jokes" you referenced. Medical ran just fine for years here and there were no mass murders, robberies, rashes of kids getting stoned at every turn... so I think the recreational step is logical and well planned.
Now I just hear most opponents trying to make an argument for how MJ is more dangerous that Alcohol, or that it is the gateway- if there is any Gateway, it is alcohol... or maybe that Gateway ntoion is BS, and some people just get into drugs and experiment, some don't.
The Gateway argument is a case by case deal. Pot, alcohol, even cigarettes are a gateway for some people. For most others, not so. The whole argument gets jacked up when you start generalizing.