"Mary Jane" - did you get that from the movie Marijuana Madness? That term hasn't been used in 50 years.
Pot does NOT start a viscious cycle of anything. Vicodin STARTS a viscious downward spiral that can and does end in death. How about we stop the massive use by restriction of Doctors that prescribe this drug!!
If you ever smoked pot - you would know that it usually makes people laugh and eat more Cheeto's! Every person that I knew in college smoked weed and never did anyone steal, get violent or lie - they were more likely to talk alot more and it was about sociological and economic problems that surround the American people.
Let me know who these 'writers' are that you mention - I'm sure there right wing conservatives with no knowledge of 'Mary Jane'.
Let's ask Rush Limbaugh if he would rather smoke pot that get strung out on Vicodin AGAIN.