Today, the ‘Phelps Marijuana’ and ‘Michael Phelps Smoking Weed’ stories hold top reading spots on the internet. According to the British newspaper ‘News of the World’ our favorite Olympic swimming star Michael was caught on film happily smoking away out of a big cheery cherry-red marijuana bong at a South Carolina college-crowd party.
Internet reader comments included on the vast amount of stories devoted to ‘Phelps Marijuana’ and ‘Michael Phelps Smoking Weed’ are running the normal celebrity gossip comments: ‘Who cares?’ and ‘What about his lungs?’ seem to be among the favorite comments on the comment blogs.
What do YOU think about the issues brought up in articles about Michael Phelps smoking weed stories? I have heard stories that he smoked and was drug tested, accorind to the rumors he used synthetic urine, it was in the beggining in his career. Don’t we really have issues showing that go slightly beyond a few college age young adults imbibing?
My personal opinion includes a very bad attitude about media paying for gossip stories that are designed to injure reputations and promote the use of illegal substances as proper for the ‘in crowd’ to be doing.
Sure, many people enjoy unwinding with marijuana or a few drinks on weekends, but is it proper to be announcing this fact to impressionable children who are idolizing our sports hero’s like Michael Phelps? Smoking weed is an illegal act. We preach this fact to our children who will now see Michael Phelps doing it without visible consequences.
The Michael Phelps smoking weed habit is quietly being promoted to our children as an appropriate party time activity when authorities are not involved visually upset that weed laws have been broken.
We can expect that the Olympic star may lose a few dollars on advertising contracts if sponsors sever the ties to a marijuana smoker. Our children will not be exposed to this; the cheery red marijuana weed bong is what they will internalize.
Perhaps it is time for the United States of America to legalize weed. If American comments on the habits of Olympic star Michael Phelps smoking weed or drinking, then it is logical to believe that marijuana could be made legal and taxed to help with economic issues. Phelps marijuana smoking choices could donate to our struggling economy in a nice way.
Michael chose to smoke marijuana, and did so because media promotes pot as a normal for of relaxation for young adults. This issue isn’t if Michael smoked marijuana, the showing issues is the question: Should Weed Be Legal and Taxed?