Some folks saw this take as humorous and responded in kind, as it were.
Others, though, took the topic in a much more serious direction.
Here's an example from someone who suggests that marijuana users were much more prevalent prior to legalization than is commonly acknowledged these days before contrasting the impact of cannabis and alcohol.
Sandra Aycock writes:
Every fast food worker was stoned before legal weed, I speak from experience. Only a non-smoker would say that. Like another article I read, people were saying there's going to be stupidly high drooling retards everywhere if they legalize weed. Hello people, the reality is there's ALWAYS been stoned people around you, working next to you, driving (although not recommended) next to you, serving your food, cleaning your house or business.... It's funny how people who get blackout drunk every week are so oblivious to all the people who enjoy pot and have such a bad outlook on stoned people. Alcohol ruined my childhood, alcohol messed up my brother in the womb, alcohol killed many family members and friends, alcohol is destroying my native culture, tearing apart families — not weed.
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