Weed is illegal no matter your age unless you live somewhere that allows it for medicinal purposes and that is what you are using it for. Alcohol is not illegal as long as you are of age and it isn't moonshine from a backyard still. Either can get you in trouble but at least with alcohol the substance itself is typically not an illegal substance.
to me the question is a no-brainer. weed is like talking vitamins compared to alcohol. people don't get violent from smoking, they don't drive cars and kill people and they don't lose their livers.
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, then you can answer based on scientific evidence.
The reason weed is banned is because it causes immediate psychological effects from small amounts + the point of smoking weed is to get high whilst the point of drinking is not always to get drunk. It can also be really addictive and be the centre of a person's life. Alcohol does not have severe immediate effects and alcohol has a way of preventing people overdosing on it (passing out, throwing up).
Thus I can conclude to you that neither is worse than the other, but marijuana should be banned and alcohol not because of the nature of a human being which is to overdose on good things.
Hope you agree,
You really presented your argument in an excellent way, and I agree, except I heard that it is almost impossible to ovetdose on weed? Correct me if Im wrong
SecurityProducts, I believe (though am not certain) that no one has ever died from od'ing on marijuana. In my explanation I used 'overdose' in the sense that you can take keep on taking more and more weed without any body reaction and so cause damage
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