Badgering people into being moral rarely works for anyone.
Sorry to say, but the stench of being saved reeks a bit in this thread. I'm pretty sure Individual already knows smoking weed is not an ideal virtue of a Buddhist practitioner, but that's really not the topic here.
At any rate, it sounds like you have a lot of practise picking bad friends and are now picking up the habit of figuring out how worthwhile that is. Good for you, indi.
I agree with Sanghamitta here.Sorry to contradict you, but fwiw there is ample evidence if you cross refer, that Individual would not agree that smoking weed is not an ideal virtue of a Buddhist practitioner. He thinks it is a non issue. Therefore the fact the fact that he was threatening violence because his store of marijuana was stolen is likewise a non issue in terms of the Dhamma in his view. A number of people were concerned enough to point out that his unhappiness was in part directly a consequence with his not making the connection between that unhappiness and a particular life style. I think a laizzes faire response to this would be adhammic.
And how can Indi pick better friends in that scene?
I think people who replied to Indi here really care, if they didn't they wouldn't bother to .A man who persists in stalking game in a place where there is none may wait forever without finding any.
They doing it for him, not for themselves, because they can anticipate only too well he will not be pleased.