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Happy Father’s Day 2015 From The Weed Blog

fathers day weed blogThis is my second Father’s Day as a father myself. I always liked this holiday, but it became extra special when I became a father in late 2013. This Father’s Day is significant to me, and I think to all other responsible marijuana consuming fathers in Oregon, because it is the last Father’s Day that I’m celebrating while marijuana is still prohibited. This time next year, I will be celebrating Father’s Day as a truly free marijuana consumer.

That may not seem like a big deal to someone that doesn’t consume marijuana, but to a marijuana consumer, being a parent when marijuana is prohibited is a very scary thing. And a very unnecessarily scary thing at that. Every day that I have been a father (about 20 months), I have worried that cops are going to visit my house for one reason or another, decide to search it, then take my son away simply and only because there is marijuana hidden in my house in a safe place that is not accessible to my child. The cops will no doubt look past the bottle or two of beer that I have in my fridge, but that one joint that I have hidden in my safe is enough for them to treat me like a menace to society, and gives them an excuse to rip my family apart.

That fear goes away on July 1st for me. I cannot express in words what a relief that is to think about. It’s a feeling that I want every responsible marijuana consuming father to feel, and I will not rest until that becomes a reality for fathers everywhere. From The Weed Blog team, happy Father’s Day to dads everywhere!

 

  • Robert Axson

    You think that because the evil men that make the laws say that you can smoke on a state level that that makes you “truly free” huh? Ok there Johnny Green….Enjoy your “freedom” Still seems like slavery to me.

  • Robert Axson

    You think that because the evil men that make the laws say that you can smoke on a state level that that makes you “truly free” huh? Ok there Johnny Green….Enjoy your “freedom” Still seems like slavery to me.

  • Brad Schulz

    I think this is a good post. There is a lot of guilt and shame that has gone with smoking mary jane in the last 40 years. The guilt and shame is built into us when in reality, it is not any worse than alcohol and cigarettes. I appreciate you and your attitude. Laws of the land should have a rational reason behind them. Otherwise, people know it and lose respect. Laws on personal use of a substance should not resemble a game of Simon Says where you do something just because someone says so. No basis in natural law or anything rational. Just because they say so.

    • newageblues

      “It is not any worse than alcohol and cigarettes” is putting it very mildly.They’ve worse than wasted $100,000,000,000’s trying to force people to use alcohol and tobacco instead of weed.

      • Brad Schulz

        I don’t know that anyone is forcing any particular vice on anyone, but I hear ya. The laws are completely back-ass-wards. The two worst recreational substances for a person are the ones that are legal. So apparently the reason for the prohibition is NOT for the user’s health.

        This seems to be changing now and its about time. Marijuana has its bad side; probably like alcohol, for some people more than others. Alcohol, for example, is said to be addictive to less than 10% of drinkers and I’m sure that there are some people who become more dependent on pot than others. But marijuana’s detrimental effects seem to me to be much less harmful than cigarettes or alcohol. So the establishment’s justification for prohibition is NOT because of addiction. I think President Obama had it exactly right when he said cannabis isn’t as bad as alcohol, not that I expect any further course correction from him, but I could be wrong. Furthermore, I have known people in the last 30 years (I used to hang around bars a lot) who did all three things at once and maybe a little speed or cocaine while they’re at it, and in my experience even THEY are better off if they smoke pot. It tends to bring a drunk “down” a little bit. Drunk people are scary. Drunk people on meth are even more scary.

        • newageblues

          By prohibiting cannabis, the people who want or need to get a buzz are being forced to use alcohol or tobacco (or big pharma’s stuff), the only legal options. In that sense, people are being forced to use alcohol or tobacco.

    • newageblues

      “It is not any worse than alcohol and cigarettes” is putting it very mildly.They’ve worse than wasted $100,000,000,000’s trying to force people to use alcohol and tobacco instead of weed.

  • Brad Schulz

    I think this is a good post. There is a lot of guilt and shame that has gone with smoking mary jane in the last 40 years. The guilt and shame is built into us when in reality, it is not any worse than alcohol and cigarettes. I appreciate you and your attitude. Laws of the land should have a rational reason behind them. Otherwise, people know it and lose respect. Laws on personal use of a substance should not resemble a game of Simon Says where you do something just because someone says so. No basis in natural law or anything rational. Just because they say so.

  • Lawrence Goodwin

    Thanks for sharing your story, Johnny Green! In a few words you make it crystal clear how tyrannical the whole anti-marijuana crusade is in every state. Countless fathers will remain cautious here in the fascist anti-marijuana land of New York, which is at least 10 years behind. I regularly see stories in local media about young men getting busted for marijuana offenses. Quite often these busts involve growing cannabis plants. The saddest part is that local reporters rarely, if ever, question how such arrests disrupt families. It all ties in to the equally enlightening comments posted by Brad Schulz.

  • Lawrence Goodwin

    Thanks for sharing your story, Johnny Green! In a few words you make it crystal clear how tyrannical the whole anti-marijuana crusade is in every state. Countless fathers will remain cautious here in the fascist anti-marijuana land of New York, which is at least 10 years behind. I regularly see stories in local media about young men getting busted for marijuana offenses. Quite often these busts involve growing cannabis plants. The saddest part is that local reporters rarely, if ever, question how such arrests disrupt families. It all ties in to the equally enlightening comments posted by Brad Schulz.