Man, do I feel old.
I’ve got nuthin’ against progress. I agree that going from 8-tracks to CD’s to MP4’s is a good thing, and having a camera and a computer in my cell phone is awesome. Heck, just having the cell phone itself is still awesome.
But not all progress is necessarily a positive, in this old fuddy-duddy’s opinion. ‘Cause, somehow, we’ve gone from seeing these:
Sure, the Zazzz Machine only sells pot “products”, and is only for users of “Medical” marijuana. And yes, they’re only located inside “approved dispensaries”. But to all that I say: give ’em time.
The dichotomy is striking: we as a society have long since turned cigarette smokers into virtual lepers, and we’re doing the same thing to users of e-cigarettes. We routinely attack both Soda AND Fast Food’s makers, as well as their consumers.
Yet now, we seem frantic to make marijuana, …weed/dope/grass…, as socially acceptable as Coca-cola and Mom’s apple pie.
MORE acceptable, really.
Of course, with the rather troubling study which just came out this week, maybe there’ll be a bit of a pause in this headlong, desperate rush towards further expanded legalization. Maybe we’ll do some more in-depth research before we try to put one of these machines on every street corner.
Maybe. But I sure ain’t betting that way: