Debating With Idiots

Making the decision to use medical marijuana is not to be taken lightly. That is why I always get upset when some know it all jerk tries to take me to task about my legal right to smoke medical cannabis here in Michigan.

It seems that everybody is an “expert” when it comes to the subject of marijuana, but to be honest, I don’t think half of the people debating the topic would know a marijuana nugget from a chicken nugget.

For the sake of this entry, I want to talk to you about my recent experience at a neurology appointment that I had scheduled. I was signed in an sitting in the waiting room waiting to be called back, and was reading a magazine article about the topic of medical marijuana.

Now I don’t know what caused the man sitting next to me to comment, but I was reading when the man said, “That medical marijuana stuff is a bunch of garbage if you ask me.”

“Why do you say that?” I responded.

“Because the only thing weed does is get you high.”

I chucked a bit, and tried to let it slide. I am not the type of guy to get into debates with random people. I think that the best option is to let other people make fools of themselves by arguing in public. However, that was before the man dropped this doozy:

“Those people are junkies, and they should go to jail like junkies.”

“Well sir,” I said. “I have to disagree with you on that one.”

The man seemed almost appalled that someone of my young-ish age (28) would challenge him on something he said. Of course, this man had to be in his late 50’s or early 60’s, and was probably not used to someone speaking out against him.

Before he could get another word out, I continued, “You see, I am a medical marijuana patient. I am not a junkie. In fact, I only use medical marijuana when my symptoms get bad enough to where it helps me. I do not put others at risk by using, and I am following the law. I also own my own small business where I probably make more money in three months than you do in a full year. You see that new Cadillac out there? That is my car. Could a drug addicted junkie earn the money to buy that?”

The man did not even bother responding. I ended up going back to reading my article, and a few minutes later I got called back to my appointment.

I hope he learned his lesson!

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