I don’t smoke pot. Let’s get that straight right off the bat. Nor have I tried any illicit/illegal drug. Ever. I’m also not naive. I’ve personally seen the damage drug abuse can do to a person, their family and anyone around them. Having said that, I think Rick Steves is dead on with his statements about marijuana in the video above. When it comes to marijuana why criminalize what is essentially a personal health choice? My thoughts exactly Rick.
p.s. – If you don’t know who Rick Steves is – he’s an awesome travel guide, writer and a person that just gets it when it comes to why we travel and why we should travel. It’s not so we can impress our friends back home with a picture of us pretending to hold up the leaning tower of Pisa. It’s about making real connections with people and cultures that are vastly different from our own, walking a mile in their shoes and emerging a better human being from the experience.