And the conversation continues... here's a transcript:
MIL: Hi! I have a book you might like to read on the subject of marijuana written by a doctor super interesting read. it might change your mind ? you never know!
Me: I'm anti illegal narcotics... by default. Maybe once it's no longer illegal, I'll be less intolerant. It's the legality of it. Not the effects or biological nature. Remember, i worked on the law enforcement degree b/c I wanted to work in narcotics enforcement. Brad forbid it, or that would be my job right now.
MIL: I understand. I was always against it too till I did a ton of research on it and learned prohibition is all about politics and business not good science.
Me: Likely so... I don't discount the therapeutic natures, but it is illegal, therefore I am against it. Anything that can result in an arrest or CPS being called is not something I want anything to do with. My kids are my world and I'll be damned if I do anything to get them taken away... and an arrest would cost me my job, even after it's legalized. I want no part of it. My stance is one that is meant to protect my family, not one of valid therapeutic use or not. It's strictly a legality thing.
MIL: I respect your position on it.
FINALLY! Can we put this to rest then??? My GOD! I don't berage you with suggestions that you should go primal b/c you didn't want to hear it... you were bored with the food choices so you moved on. I respect your wishes to eat crap food, so please request my wishes to NOT HEAR ABOUT YOUR DRUG USE ANYMORE!! I will not condone it! And no amount of telling me how great it is for your pain will change my mind. It is an ILLEGAL NARCOTIC!! So illegal you can't even get it by prescription!! Geesh! Do like every other chronic pain suffer in the world (who's not using diet to control their pain) and pick vicodin as your drug of choice. At least THAT is legal to possess!!
*sigh* Ok, I'm done venting now.