However, they were soon proved wrong to their utter surprise.
Many of them did not know what I was talking about, so I explained the herb and its characteristics. As everyone else would have thought, they came to the conclusion that this was a drug and they better stay away from it. Which was the point basically. However, quite of a few of them wanted to know about it more and wanted to try it before making any judgements about it.
Well, that question brought me back to the various arguments and confrontations I have had with people over the legal right to smoke Marijuana. Law and marijuana don’t go together, and as it has been the case world-wide, it is quite difficult to comprehend a society where pot smoking is legalised. The major problem which we have today, as I started explaining the answer to this question, is the fact that in most of the countries smoking marijuana is a taboo in the society. Since it is a taboo and therefore people relent to consume it, over a period of time many of them have quietly aborted to smoke it. And this in turn has yielded to our present situation where people are unaware about and whosoever wants to indulge in it has to go through a lot of social pressure.
I started talking about freedom in the class. I told my students that freedom always comes at a price. If you are willing to pay the price then you can go ahead and enjoy the freedom. However, it is pertinent to note that people in my class were reluctant to question the system as it stood there. Not many of them really thought that it was worth the spending time. I mean, why would anyone want to indulge in an illegal activity of smoking pot when one knows that he can be arrested for this? Not many were willing to take th steps and I don’t blame them.
The reason why I spoke about marijuana is very peculiar to what I think is the true value of freedom. In ...Show more