Which is Worse: Marijuana or Alcohol?
This article tries to tackle a commonly asked question. Believe it or not, the answer is very simple and there's really no counter-argument for it. However, if you disagree with the last statement, do feel free to leave a comment below.
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You can't compare the two because any argument that says "weed is bad because it causes severe mental health problems" or "alcohol is bad because it causes severe rage, depression etc." Is assuming that a person is taking enough of the substance to cause any damage at all. You could take both in moderation and see no effects whatsoever. The quantity matters a lot: you could only ask the question "Is 5 beers worse than 2 spliffs?" And name the beers and marijuana you're using.
Only then can you can answer based on scientific evidence.
Then why should weed be banned and alcohol shouldn't?
The reason weed is banned is because it causes immediate psychological effects from just small amounts. Furthermore, the point of smoking weed is to get high whilst the point of drinking is not always to get drunk.
When people compare weed with alcohol they think about people who are high and people who are drunk. But most drinkers do not get drunk whilst most people who smoke weed get high. It is not common for people to smoke tiny quantities of weed to get a small effect, but it is social standard to have a few drinks with your friends or partner to relax. This is the core reason for why cannabis is illegal and alcohol is not.
To ban alcohol would be to punish the majority of the population who drink responsibly for the actions of the (albeit significant) minority of people abusing alcohol and getting effected.
Lastly, alcohol has a way of preventing people from overdosing on it (passing out, throwing up) whilst people can and will keep on taking weed indefinitely, intensifying its effects.
Thus, I can conclude for you that neither is worse than the other, because you are judging something that you have not set quantities for.
However, you can argue that due to the nature of a human being, making marijuana illegal has positive effects on society, since it warns that even moderate use of cannabis can have serious effects on the body, and that humans are prone to overdoing things that make them feel good and should keep away.