Who says we're qualified to offer advice on life, love, and the pursuit of happiness? No one! But based on your emails and comments, you want it anyway, so, beginning next week, we'll be debuting a new column, "Pot Psychology", to be headed up by none other than our own Slut Machine. The marijuana connoisseur will be answering readers' most pressing questions amidst an incoherent, herb-impaired haze. Fun! But she can't offer answers unless readers ask, so send us your most pressing questions (send to email@example.com with "Pot Psychology" in the subject header) and keep an eye out for her first column towards the end of next week.
Yikes! SlutMachine, good luck with the column and if you need any help from the old, married, stay-at-home/work-from-home Dad POV, there are a couple of us around and I'm sure that most of us have a history.
As for the whole, pot is illegal portion of the discussions: I'm a firm believer that if most successful people who partake would shout it from the rooftops, this "war" would soon be over. We're already at a point where a significant proportion, if not the majority of people have consumed and pretty much everyone knows people who toke. If not ourselves, they are our family members, a co-worker, a friend or just a casual acquaintance.
When we got to the point that a majority of our Presidential candidates and the population as a whole had some kind of experience with the subject, 1992(?), suddenly the argument changed to some kind of factual, but misleading stuff about modern weed being stronger. Only current or recent users can counter these assertions and if they continue to hide, it'll just take longer for us to get back to where we were at the end of the 70s.