I know by now you have to have heard about or saw the images of Micheal Phelps taking a hit off a bong at a party here in my home state of South Carolina. Now eight people have been arrested and maybe more to follow in an effort to make charges against Phelps. What an incredible waste of time and resources. By some estimates somewhere between one third to one half of the adult population in our country has tried marijuana at some time. Where would they put us all if they were to bring charges against everyone who ever took a toke. Our outdated drug laws and misguided public messages should be laid to rest. I will admit that drugs are dangerous and should not be in the hands of people to hurt themselves, and it is usually only themselves that get hurt. Though some of them graduate to harder drugs that are so addictive they prostitute their bodies and steal for their next fix, but marijuana is not one of them. In fact I feel like if they did not have to buy from the black market that many would never be exposed to hard drugs. I know I never had seen or seen anybody doing drugs until I saw them being done while I was looking for some pot. I better not mention where I was then or they might be attempting to prosecute me. Actually if it had been someone that no one had ever heard of they probably wound even care. Much less be wasting all this manpower on an arrest where there is no victim. Wouldn’t it be a better use of resources if they were to concentrate there investigations on a crime where there was a victim?

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