It was only the other day, a colleague of mine – not from Ireland – remarked that she could smell marijuana everywhere she went in Dublin. She is right. Like many other issues, social nuisances if you like, smoking marijuana is virtually ignored by all.
Smokers feel no reason to refrain, even in public spaces. They may be a little cagey about lighting up but ultimately know that the only people who may tell them stop are the Gardai. And there are not many Gardai around.
The social opprobrium that goes with smoking is practically invisible. It isn’t gone away, but such is the public – polite – discourse about the drug that anyone who holds reservations is likely to have more to be wary about than actual smokers of getting a dressing down. Public censure is likely to fall harder on the fuddy-duddies that are not comfortable with the ubiquity and general acceptance of marijuana in everyday life.Review: Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence, By Alex Berenson – Gript
Review: Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence, By Alex Berenson – Gript