Is Smoking Marijuana Really an Innocent Drug that is Being Legalized in Some States?

Is Smoking Marijuana Really an Innocent Drug that is Being Legalized in Some States?

If you happen to live in Colorado, Oregon, Washington or Alaska, you are probably aware that marijuana has been legalized for both recreational and medical use.  Many parents are having to ask themselves the hard question of, “Should I let my child smoke pot?”   Many celebrities such as Snoop Dogg and Seth Rogen admit to smoking pot regularly.  Smoking pot is “fun and games” for a lot of people that use it recreationally. Marijuana is said to give you a high that is calm and soothing.  Many people that smoke it say that there is no harm in getting high on pot.  Others that use it for medical use say that it relieves pain.  If pot is so good for many people, why are the other states against legalizing marijuana usage? Many young adults choose to smoke pot because their friends are smoking it already.  It is often mixed with alcohol, friendly conversations amongst friends and family members.  Many people that smoke pot will only use this drug.  It is often a lot like smoking cigarettes.  However, there is a certain percentage of people that will smoke part and then start taking a harder drug such as cocaine or heroin.  Many young adults feel that they can handle marijuana, so why not try cocaine, heroin or flakka.  When a person first tries one of these harder drugs, it feels great.  The drug helps them to forget about their present day world and takes them somewhere beyond their own reality.  Over time, these drugs cause a person to get addicted.  Once a person is addicted to a hard drug such...