Reader: If I Stopped Smoking Pot, I'd Be Driven to Violent Alcoholism

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In a recent Comment of the Day, a reader that he felt dumber after he stopped smoking pot.

This (probably) humorous take inspired a lot of folks on Facebook to contribute their own.

The following is one of our favorites — and even though it's tongue in cheek, it makes a serious point. Note that a 2014 study found a lower rate of domestic violence among couples who use cannabis.

Here's what he had to say.

Ed Haas writes:

If I stopped smoking pot, the drunks would annoy me so much more that I'd be driven to violent alcoholism.

Pot...keeping people calm and in check for 10,000 years.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.

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