Who to blame for the victim’s death, pro or anti-marijuana laws?
After reading the Chicago Tribune article, No bail for Mattison man charged with murder after fleeing police kills. I wondered who to blame if marijuana was legal.
Frankly, I believe it is foolish to pass a law to legalize marijuana mainly because once it passes more people will become users. Why? Because advertisers will bombard the media with claims it is the greatest cure for every ailment from the pain in the world including a mosquito bite. It will improve their sex life and any other thing they want to improve, in their minds. Many fool buyers will believe the advertisers and their brains and lungs will over time be medically affected as proven by medical science.
At first, after reading the article, I wondered if this sad episode would not have happened if pot was legal. However, after reading, one detail described in the article reinforced my opinion that legalizing recreational pot is going to be regretted in time.
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.( Proverb 10:11).
Long life is in her (Wisdom’s) right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. (Proverb 3:16)
Read the article in the link below. Then discern, what the driver told the police was his reason for hitting the two victims.
“The force of the impact tossed Callaway about 50 feet into the air, which was captured on nearby surveillance video, “
” he thought he had enough space to avoid them and didn’t know he’d hit anyone until one of his passengers told him.
Then consider if his state of mind was drug affected while he was driving even if he was not being chased by the police.
In My Opinion
Once legalized recreational marijuana laws are passed in Illinois, this same excuse the driver gave for killing the victims is going to be multiplied and heard by police, and in courtrooms, in direct correlation to the increased number of users of recreational marijuana. The increase will result from the advertizer’s mouths who will conceal the mental debilitating medical effects of their products on uses.
Same as cigarettes medical debilitation on the lungs of the users was concealed for over a hundred years by the tobacco industry. Ask any doctor who treats lung cancer, heart disease, their medical advice if cigarettes are harmful.
Then ask them their medical opinion on marijuana effects on long-term brain debilitation.
When the time comes in Illinois to vote for recreational marijuana, how will you vote on the issue?
Will you regret your decision in time as a previous Chicago Tribune writer explained for the reasons in my previous post on regret if the victims are someone in your family, friend, or community..Will your decision be wise or foolish in regards to obtaining long life, riches, and honor over time?
If police never engage in chasing lawbreakers, will lawbreakers all just run away and ignore police in time whenever they are confronted by police for breaking any law?
Regards and good will blogging.