On a very serious not (I have mentioned this before but I feel it should be said again at least once) I'm a strong advocate of medical marajuana and if it had been legal I think I could have had a talk with my dying mom who I know it would have helped, but it could never come up because she had prejudged ideas of it being DOPE, and couldn't possibly help. Personally, in hindsite, I should have whipped up a concentrate and added it to her tea just to see what comments she had. Of course, I wouldn't have done that, but I sure would have loved to had that conversation that may have brought her some comfort in her last days.
That all said, alcohol is the one that should be banned if either were to be - the damage it causes in thousands of was each year is so hypocritcal and unjust. Meanwhile a poor sap can have his life ruined by being caught with a "J" in his pocket. It is wrong wrong wrong, mean while alcoholics are mandated to see "Blood on the highway" get surcharged fines on insurance and back behind the wheel they go - go figure.
A friend of mine once said "I'd rather be on a highway filled with cars carrying smokers than the same highwy filled with drunks!" that always stuck with me, and I couldn't help but agree with him. Of course with the smokers, traffic would average about 30 MPH as they enjoyed the scenery, but think of all the gas we'd save not doing 85 and Faced!
P.S. everyone... I don't mean to change the topic (nor do I want to start a new thread) I just wanted to make comment on something here - please don't move post and I hope we get back on the topic of meetings.
I'm along the Eastern Coast of NJ about 10 miles from the Atlantic. I know to most people THIS is way out of the way, but I have a big backyard, a bareque and a few spare rooms for a get together here too! I've already hoped people from Australia to Florida and Georgia, anytime we can arrange a gathering, I'd gladly open my doors to you folks.
Travel wise though, because of medications I'm on that literally allow me to drive, I'm a bit limited on road miles, but I do have plans to fly a few time this Spring and Summer, I'll give lots of heads up on those dates so I can get together with as many of you as possible. I'll be the guy standing next to the teeshirt stand :roll: :-D