Why is alcohol legal and marijuana not ?
Ive heard there is no documented cases of marijuana causing any type of deaths , and you all know how many deaths are related to alcohol.
It's mostly just a matter of what is more socially acceptable in our culture. Most people are of the mindset that an occasional drink or two is perfectly fine while a much smaller portion of our society is ok with the idea of someone having an occasional joint. Realistically, while they're both bad for you, they aren't terribly dangerous if used responsibly and in moderation.
This is an excellent video on the known negative health effects of marijuana, which I suggest for anyone that tend to take either extreme on the topic.
While I'm not interested by or fond of marijuana, I do generally think we would be much better off by legalizing, regulating, and taxing it like we do alcohol.
I agree about the amount of deaths and chronic illness associated with alcohol - but the focus seems always to be on other drugs such as heroine, ectasy and so on. The amount of people who go through Accident & Emergency rooms as well as visits to doctors with health related alcohol problems is huge, not to mention all the anti-social stuff that goes on with it as well. But for some odd reason this is still acceptable where as maijuana is not. Personally I think it's double standards, but it probably also has to do with how much money alcohol makes for big business and governments. Where as marijuana doesn't. I've felt for a long time that drugs such as marijuana should be legalised. Holland have had this in place for years with no ill effects - I guess they know how to treat their citizens like adults, able to make choices for themselves.
by Ralph Schwartz 5 days ago
I realize that this is a touchy subject and many people might not want to respond over concerns that someone else might see their answers in a negative light. However, the topic is going to get more debate as time progresses. Unlike most of the debates in these forums, this topic is...
by Riece 7 years ago
I personally think it is ridiculous that it's not allowed. But according to polls the majority disagree with me! Surely there must be somebody on here that favors the outlawing of marijuana. Tell me why!
by jamespearcy 7 years ago
Should marijuana be legal,why or why not
by Nicola Thompson 5 years ago
As of midnight today (the sixth), marijuana is legal in Washington State. What are your thoughts?
by Mahsa S 2 years ago
Should we make Marijuana Illegal completely? Or use it ONLY for Medical purposes? Or make it legal?Cannabis, aka marijuana and by numerous other names, is a preparation of the Cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug or medicine. It's a Schedule I controlled Substance. Its use is...
by Michael John Mele 15 months ago
Should Marijuana, Chronic, Weed, Pot, Mary Jane, Kush, Cannabis, etc be legal?I was just wondering if it is all it's cracked up to be? I've never tried it...yes I know I'm a wussy, but I've had severe asthma my whole life and can't even smell a cigarette without having an attack. Am I missing...
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|