While I'm not promoting the use of marijuana, I have to wonder how dangerous a drug can be when the White House Drug Czar's office is telling people to stay away from it, not because it's dangerous and can ruin your life, but because it can, "directly influence your gaming ability". Say it isn't so!
The Drug Czar's website
explains how hand-eye coordination, memory, and perception are all affected by pot, making it difficult to "win a background" (wtf?), beat an opponent, and defeat a game.
Hmm. While I'm not someone who smokes pot and plays videogames, I'm not sure I agree with the Drug Czar's assessment of the situation, as not all videogames are created equal. I mean, sure, if you're planning a massive assault in the World of Warcraft
, perhaps getting high isn't the best idea. However, if it's a lazy Sunday afternoon and you're in the mood for a little Tiger Woods Golf
, is getting stoned really going to hurt? And could it even, dare I say, help? Not that I'd know anything about that... OK. It was the Nintendo 64, it was Wailea Open
, and I was in college. Leave me alone!!!
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