Posted by wilson711 on January 11, 2005, at 11:14:56
In reply to Re: How I stoped smoking WEED » wilson711, posted by Crazy_Charlie on January 11, 2005, at 5:10:34
It is so nice to know that it truely is special over there! I was telling my boyfriend (who also fell in love with Amsterdam) that it's not just about the weed. It's the fact that, like you said, the atmosphere is so relaxed and stress-free. I will definitly take you up on the offer to contact your friend, because I understand that it might be better to get information from someone that has lived in America and knows what I must go through on a daily basis.
I imagine that one day I will be there. When the time comes that I decide to have children, I would love for them to be raised there, because surprisinly, America also has more of a drug abuse rate than the Netherlands. (Even though most "drug-abusers" are just plain pot heads.) I have heard that it is less likely for children that were raised in Amsterdam to smoke weed and do hard drugs than it is for American children who are raised knowing marijuana is illegal. I know I had to go talk to a psychiatrist many many times because they labeled me as a drug-abuser. At that time, I was only smoking weed, and I got so upset because even my parents were convinced of that fact that weed is not horrible like our government makes it out to be.
Let me tell you about some of the commercials that are shown here on American television. There is this one for an anti-drug campaign, that shows a car load of teenagers smoking a joint in a car and going through the drive-thru of a fast food place. (I'm not sure if you know or not, drive throughs are like Burger King but you don't have to get out of your car to get the food.) The commercial goes on to show them doing that a couple more times, laughing and just being stupid stoned. The final time they go through the drive-thru, the driver doesn't look and hits a girl on a bike. Now at the end, they say something like "marijuana effects your reaction time." They spend so much time trying to inform the American people on how "bad" marijuana is, when there are people shooting up heroin and smoking crack! They need to focus on the hard drugs that can kill like the Netherlands.
Thank you for talking with me. It has made me even more convinced of the fact that it is such a wonderful and chill place to live your life. I will write you soon about talking with your American friend that lived in Amsterdam. Thanks again.