Is the idiom: “Out of Sight Out of Mind,” Wisdom or Folly?

The Chicago Tribune article titled, Treatment Center Protests Pot Shop, reported this statement.

There are only two outcomes of substance use disorder. Either you get better or you die.”

The Purpose of This Post

Is to question the wisdom of having a pot store in your neighborhood whether you are already a drug addict or not.

King Solomon

There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end, it leads to death. (Proverb 16:25)

Definition of out of sight, out of mind (Merriam Webster)

—used to mean that a person stops thinking about something or someone if he or she does not see that thing or person for a period of time

What’s My Point?

There are pros and cons of having a pot shop or a neighborhood bar in your neighborhood.

It increases foot traffic which helps seller’s opportunity to profit.

It also increases the opportunity to obtain pot for new users.

In My Opinion

In a neighborhood with 400 addicts a day visiting a drug rehab center trying to save drug addicts from death, having a pot shop they can see, according to the idiom is same as helping them to die.

The same circumstance for a community to choose to allow sales of recreational pot in their neighborhood or be a NIMBY, not in my neighborhood is a wise rather than foolish choice.

If Interested

Read the source link below and a previous post.

You Decide

How would you vote or choose if you are a parent or family member of a drug addict to agree to allow pot seller foot traffic into your community?

Will a pot shop be seen by a drug addict the same way as a pair of pink shoes or a pink elephant?

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Source Links

Chicago Tribune

https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-west-loop-legal-weed-dispute-20200206-3kzuflitzbhp7jg6udyoop6jyy-story.html

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-business-development-near-dispensaries-20200207-wtjluoq7yzg5hofurarm4ogq6m-story.html

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