Over the years, "Above the Influence," the propaganda wing of the Office of National Drug Control Policy has taught me a lot. For example, I learned that if I smoke pot at a fast food drive through, I will run over a little girl on a pink tricycle. I've also learned that it's best not to sit on the couch while smoking, because I'm bound to melt into the cushions, literally. Although I've all but accepted these assertions as fact, I can not for the life of me truly believe that smoking pot makes you bad at video games. In a last ditch effort to convince our youth that getting high isn't cool, they're pulling out the only card that they have left, with a new page that includes "testimonials" from video game characters that were abandoned by their smoked-out masters.
Now, I can't officially speak from experience (...), but based on years of playing video games with my stoner friends and with baked strangers online, I can say that the Drug Czar really struck out on this one. Also, if you're going to try to convince me that "Grandma's Boy" wasn't gospel truth, you're going to have to try a bit harder than a ninja hussy in a leg cast and a WoW reject elf with a sling. I'm just saying, it's totally cool to tell kids not to smoke pot, but don't lie to them. Our nation's impressionable youth deserves better than that.
"Drug Czar: Getting High Hurts Your Video Gaming Skills" via HuffingtonPost.com