Why do you think marijuana is illegal while alcohol is not? Alcohol is actually proven to be worse for you, if you abuse it.
alcohol used to be illegal because people drank it 10 times more than we do today see prohibition doesnt work and never will a lot of people drink but its legal now and abuse has definately reduced
marijuana should be legal for every reason
These are some of the comments I have copied from a forum
-pharmaceuticals are known to kill more people than illegal drugs
-marijuana is the number 1 cash crop in the world it serves as a natural medicine and has many other uses thats why they prohibited it so big companies can make more profit thanks to "bad journalism"
-can also help aids patients, aids diminishes appetite have them smoke a joint and they regain their appetite counteracting the illness
-no one can die from smoking cannabis and has been no known deaths compared to everything else including alcohol, tobacco, etc..
I myself have asthma and smoking opens up my airways making it easier to breathe with no side effects when medically legalized in my state I look foward to becoming a patient for prescription marijuana. 12 states have already legalized it along with other countries in the world and more following my job is to educate people that are not aware of the plants uses
-I did most of my research through websites, books, magazines, and the news norml.org high times magazine etc..
-God bless the whole crop!
-all the better reason for the government to legalize.. couple reasons why it should be legalized: -will be removed from black market and stop empowering gang members -medical reasons -would be sold like alcohol, remember alcohol was once prohibited too (in stores away from children, have to be 21+) -would be a law that you cant drive while intoxicated on weed -prison population would lower (prisons are overcrowding with nonviolent offenders) -keep patients from being convicted -would provide millions of jobs for people -would make us an independent country (fuel, etc.., debt free america)
people with an addiction (including hard drugs) shouldnt be thrown in jail, they need help theres more people in jail with mental illnesses than there are in mental institutions
the list goes on
the truth must be exposed, theyre dirty work must stop!
-Of course we can do something about it, we all just need to unite screw the federal government remember slavery? if no one stood up im pretty sure it would still be going on people were tortured, beaten, killed and thrown in jail but that didnt stop them standing up for their rights eventually slavery was abolished same with alcohol prohibition eventually became re-legalized
get up stand up!
all facts stated have been double-checked and confirmed what more info? norml.org hightimes.com americandrugwar.org flexyourrights.org lets all make this a better place to live in!
Marijuana affects your brain. THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) affects the nerve cells in the part of the brain where memories are formed.
Marijuana affects your self-control. Marijuana can seriously affect your sense of time and your coordination, impacting things like driving. In 2002, nearly 120,000 people were admitted to emergency rooms suffering from marijuana-related problems, an increase of more than 139 percent since 1995.
Marijuana affects your lungs. There are more than 400 known chemicals in marijuana. A single joint contains four times as much cancer-causing tar as a filtered cigarette.
Marijuana affects other aspects of your health. Marijuana can limit your body's ability to fight off infection. Long-term marijuana use can even increase the risk of developing certain mental illnesses.
Marijuana is not always what it seems. Marijuana can be laced with other dangerous drugs without your knowledge. "Blunts"--hollowed-out cigars filled with marijuana--sometimes have substances such as crack cocaine, PCP, or embalming fluid added.
Marijuana can be addictive. Not everyone who uses marijuana becomes addicted, but some users do develop signs of dependence. In 1999, more than 220,000 people entered drug treatment programs to kick their marijuana habit: http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/_usercontrols/printpage.aspx?FromPage=http%3A//ncadi.samhsa.gov/govpubs/phd641/
International Drug Line: 800-258-2766 (24 hrs)
Alcohol: Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence, is a disease that includes the following four symptoms:
Craving--A strong need, or urge, to drink. Loss of control--Not being able to stop drinking once drinking has begun. Physical dependence--Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety after stopping drinking. Tolerance--The need to drink greater amounts of alcohol to get "high."
There are many national and local resources that can help. The National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service provides a toll-free telephone number, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), offering various resource information. Through this service you can speak directly to a representative concerning substance abuse treatment, request printed material on alcohol or other drugs, or obtain local substance abuse treatment referral information in your State.
Alcohol is actually proven to be worse for you, if you abuse it.
That's the problem... abuse...
Excessive amounts of ANYTHING can kill you. I think currently, the government thinks the American public as a whole, lacks the self-control, to be allowed legal access to most currently illegal drugs. Judging by the way I've seen people drink and smoke out in college; I must agree with them. But I still think people should be allowed to stupid things. As long as they're held accountable for their actions: instead of blaming their friends, family, the market, society, god, whatever.
If you want to abuse drugs, lose your job, ruin relationships, spiral into depression, abuse drugs further, become homeless, dwindle on the fringes of society, and ultimately die off... that's your choice.
There are plenty more of us who AREN'T that stupid.
While everything amblessed said is true, the same is true of alcohol...
Marijuana affects your brain - so does alcohol
Marijuana affects your self-control - so does alcohol (more people have been killed driving drunk than will ever with using weed)
Marijuana affects your lungs - alcohol damages your liver and increases the risk of developing cancer of the esophagus, throat, larynx, mouth, and breast.
Marijuana can be laced with other dangerous drugs without your knowledge - uhm so can alcohol, if it was legal, there would be ways to monitor this...
Marijuana can be addictive - yes it can be, but alcohol is one of the most addictive drugs in the world, and the most heavily abused...
So all in all, yes they're both equally bad, and I dont know why the U.S. government will not make it legal...
alcohol and marijuana are both drugs and yeah marijuana can only be mentally addictive, same with alcohol they would both be illegal if the use of alcohol wasn't so common and historic in Europe because due to its historical popularity, it would have greatly upset the people and the economy would be set back because alcohols a huge business look at prohibition many places are taking steps to further legalize marijuana, and honestly, its only bad if you overuse it, just like any other thing people are programmed to respond to it as being "evil" only because the government thinks its illegal but look at all the hippies on it, how were they evil and the fact that they were strung out was because of acid, not weed weed should be made legal
overall the drug that causes more problems and deaths worlwide is alcohol id say all the drugs put together cant match the effect that alchole has had in the world with so many deaths from drink driving, mental and physical abuse, crime its caused, rape its caused, accidental deaths its also caused, brain damadge its caused alcohol isnt something that people should have access to all the time drinking in moderation definantly isnt enough stricter laws really need to be implied mariguan isnt legal everywere, but for were it is legal I beleive its because the government of that country doesnt think its that much of a threat although its also a terrible drug that causes numerouse problems
I also think weed should be legal. I dont understand how alcohol can be legal and weed is illegal. It is almost the same. Weed is everywhere. Alcohol is everywhere. THe government could benefit a lot if weed was made to be legal and taxed.
I think alcohol + weed are fine (and other drugs) if you use them sensibly in moderation.
Don't go overboard, and be responsible for your own actions, then I think it's totally fine.
I don't blame alcohol, I blame the individuals' lack of self control.
drugs are SICK and NASTY.