In general, I am a big supporter of honesty, and believe that in almost every situation through all walks of life, a lie
does far more damage than it's worth. Especially in close relationships. I would never recommend lying to a spouse, but there
are a few situations where it's necessary to lie in your drug dealing. The most common is probably the teenager lying to per
parents. There are still closed minded parents out there that tweak out at the thought that their kid is smoking pot-as though
it's ever killed anyone in all of history or humans of all ages haven't been smoking it for thousands of years.
If it is necessary for you to lie to a family member, you need to keep the long-term goal of eventually becoming honest
with that family member. This may take years, and you may have to drop subtle hints a hundred times, but if you have family
that care about you but don't approve of dealing, they still deserve to know what you're doing. You don't need to throw it
in their faces and you don't need to tell them right away or even in the first few years, but ultimately your goal should
be to change your family's attitudes about marijuana, and bring people around to a more logical and compassionate manner of
Remember that anyone who's making money off of drugs being illegal is under a moral obligation to fight for decriminalization.
And charity starts in the home, as the saying goes, so your first obligation is to support legalization on the homefront and
attempt to change people's attitudes.
Another situation where I believe it's okay to lie is over the phone, when you believe it is being tapped-or even are just
suspicious. It's not wrong to tell someone that you're out, or that you've quit selling, if it's not true and the person just
didn't understand that you're not supposed to ask about drugs over the phone. You can then decide to either cut the person
off entirely or just show up later at per house and ask the customer not to ask questions the next time.
Also at times when you believe your safety is at stake. If, for example, you suspect someone of being a narc or an undercover,
it's not a bad idea to tell per you quit and make things look like you've completely quit the business.
The final situation where I believe lying is morally acceptable is if you get busted for a drug crime, and wind up with
a record. Government papers and job applications, for example. My personal opinion is that since these drug laws are not constitutional,
stand against everything the Unites States is supposed to stand for, based on lies themselves, and are just flat out morally
wrong, it is perfectly acceptable to deny their entire existence. I feel that we have a duty to our country to fight these
laws any way we can, and unfortunately, lying is one of the weapons we must use from time to time.