It only takes three days to get hooked on coffee, too. I know from experience. It also takes three or more days of misery to get off, followed by months of feeling lethargic. Then it takes less than three days to get hooked again. Furthermore, coffee can lead to bad behaviors, though perhaps not as bad as cocaine or heroin.
Not that I am taking the other side here completely. I think marijuana should be completely legal, but harder drugs are more problematic. I think some sort of regulation is needed. Frankly, we already have a system in place. These days doctors are often little more than drug dealers. The problem is that they have financial incentives to push the drugs that make the most money for pharmaceutical companies rather than what the customer actually needs or wants. A discerning customer could get around that if he or she wanted to, however, and if these other drugs were more easily available.
Yes It always baffles me how my friends need to plan their mornings and evenings around getting coffee from the closest starbucks. They are wasting precious money and gas and time to inject their bodies with something that is essentially a replacement for sleep.
I refuse to drink coffee because I know it is addictive. I just plan my life around sleeping like a mature adult should - Not taking a shot of caffeine. Plus the more coffee you drink, the less your body responds to it - So you need to get the triple shot - Or start to drink in the morning , afternoon and evening just to feel 'normal'.
This entire argument from addiction is quite annoying. Anyone who has an addictive personality will find another substance to satisfy their craving.
I completely agree. Even tho on occasion the rhythm of life has placed coffee in my path, but rarely. Have you watched the documentary called Black Coffee? Amazing historical analysis of coffee and it's impact on the world.
I worked with "city" employees two summers ago and they spent insane amounts of time getting their coffee fix! It was completely alien to me!
My experience is considerably different on the caffeine front. It takes me well over a week of coffee/ caffeine drinking to experience any withdrawal symptoms, and those symptoms are only noticeable in the form of mild headaches for a day or two. When I was younger, I never had any issues at all.
I would never want marijuana legalized....
because at one point my resume read something like this:
"Sales Manager for a Party Bus. Activities included managing sales and promotional agents on the floor, actively recruiting new talent and constantly negotiating prices forproducts"
I have since retired.
Wonderful memories of the past aside, I wholeheartedly support legalization of weed (since I don't give a crap what the dealers now make...*grin*)