California's headlong rush to legalize another means of getting inebriated, by smoking marijuana, would seemingly conflict with its nanny drive to outlaw smoking cigarettes. I've talked with potheads, and dialogued with them in this blog, and they seem in a state of denial, unaware that smoking marijuana is just as deadly as smoking tobacco cigarettes. Perhaps it is the legalization of "medical" pot that has created the false notion that pot is healthy; of course, smoke from burning marijuana leaves is just as deadly as smoke from tobacco leaves. (And why aren't cigarettes a "healthy good," as they relax and calm the nervous system, which many persons need? If the argument is good for "medical" marijuana, it's good for cigarettes. Perhaps we need a movement to legalize "medical tobacco smoking"!) So in Old Citrus Town, the wise elders of the City Council have outlawed "smoking" in the city's public parks. Does the prohibition include smoking marijuana? Can medical marijuana smokers be arrested for smoking their medicine while picnicking on the flowing green grass of the parks?
California is a farce.