Don’t Call it a Doobie

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I’ve never “smoked out” or “gotten baked” before, so I wasn’t sure what to call this article.  I threw out all the phrases I’ve heard.   Smoke a blunt.  Get bombed.  Get faded. Get lit.  Go blaze.   Smoke a fat one.  Smoke a doobie.  My friend, Laney W., 18, interrupted me, “DON’T call it a doobie.”

CH: Have you ever smoked pot before?

LW: Nope.

CH: Have you ever had the opportunity to?

LW: …Yes.  When I was in 10th grade, these two girls that were a year older than me were talking about how they had gotten way too much or something and needed to get rid of it and they asked if I wanted it and I said no.

CH: Would you have said no if it had been legal?

LW: I probably would have said no…but, probably because at that time in my life, I was so rebellious that I wouldn’t be interested in something that was legal.  I WANTED to break the law.

CH: So, do you think that high school kids in Washington and Colorado will respond like you?  Do you think they’ll lose the thrill of doing something “bad” since its not considered “bad” anymore?

LW: I think it depends on the person.  Some of my friends that smoke and love it aren’t going to stop.  They want it to be legal.  People I know who do it, say it should be legalized because it will help the economy or whatever.

CH: Do YOU think it will help the economy?

LW: I’m torn because I feel like by legalizing it, we’re just going to be lowering our morals even more as a country… but we’re so far gone.  We’ve lost our morals in every other area.

CH: So, you think pot is worse than alcohol or cigarettes?

LW: No.

CH: So, then would you say alcohol and cigarettes should be illegal?

LW: In a perfect world, yeah…but, I don’t think that could happen.

CH: So, you say you’re conservative, and you believe in less government control, so why do you think drugs and alcohol should be controlled?

LW: Because I believe in our country’s foundation.  It was founded on the Bible and the Bible doesn’t believe in that stuff.

CH: Right.  The Constitution put the power in the hands of the people, but was still based on a Biblical moral standard.

LW: (Texting) Wait…let me ask one of my druggie friends why pot should be legalized.

CH: (Later on) So, did your druggie friend get back to you?

LW:  No…he’s probably high.

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  • Pinquot

    I have no idea who this interview is with… is this supposed to be a
    conservative person? This is exactly what
    people DON’T like about the Republican party and why, while there will
    always be plenty of young conservatives, the capacity of the GOP to hold
    with youth is dwindling — because the party is a lot more focused on
    policing its take on morality than it is on actually reducing the size
    and cost of the government. I’m glad the interviewer called him out on the hypocrisy but his dodge is so typical of Repubs. I don’t agree that the Constitution was “based on a biblical moral standard,” but even if it was, neither the Bible nor the Constitution says anything about cannabis (and certainly isn’t anti-drug per se, or Jesus would have turned wine into water.) Another example of Christians who draw their morality from secular social norms and then assume the Bible must agree with them (same reason people used to think the Bible condoned slavery) — honestly practicing the faith takes a lot more thought and courage than that.