ResolutePear wrote: Knockglock wrote:
On a serious note:
If you're planning to apply to law school - it's time to lay off the herb... if you can't, then it time for help. It's just going to get in the way.
If you are applying to law school you should know how to consume substances, not limited to cannabis, in moderation, and not have it interfere with your life.
If you get an illegal substance possession (with intent to distribute, if your packing away *THAT* much of it) charge, it's not going to go well for you on the apps/bar, especially if it's recent.
I thought your previous post was talking about "laying off the herb" because it would interfere with your intellectual abilities...not because of the risk of something on your record. Obviously getting some form of misdemeanor is never good, and I don't think anyone is going to argue that. Also, intent to distribute? that's a huge leap from personal consumption. Anyways, people have been admitted to law school and the bar with far worse offenses, DUI's, etc. By comparison, a misdemeanor marijuana charge isn't that bad. I think Berkeley specifically tells you not to list any misdemeanor marijuana charges on your application; of course that is Berkeley, so not exactly representative of other law schools. Anyways, not advocating getting anything on your record, obviously that is good, but it is possible to use responsibility without it interfering with your life. I wouldn't agree with your blanket statement that if you're planning on applying to law school it is a must to quit smoking cannabis. There are some law school students and practicing attorneys that engage in that practice and have done well for themselves. Obviously it isn't for everyone; but you should refrain from telling people that because they are applying for law school, they must stop smoking. Like anything, there's a wide spectrum of use. If you're smoking all day, then obviously that would probably interfere with your life. However, if you're doing that odds are you're not necessarily law school material. Enjoying it recreationally for relaxation and in moderation is a completely different scenario, and many people can handle that and applying to law school just fine.