Why does medical marijuana get such a bad rap when public drinking does not?

  1. KristieRaburn profile image70
    KristieRaburnposted 7 years ago

    Why does medical marijuana get such a bad rap when public drinking does not?

  2. Tranita profile image60
    Tranitaposted 7 years ago

    First off. Marijuana gets a bad rap period and alcohol used too. Back in the twenties they made alcohol illegal and realized quickly that that had caused an economic and social crisis. Marijauna I think is illegal for the same reason alcohol is legal. To try and keep the economy and society at a neutral level. Without illegal drug use, police and rehab centers would be out of jobs. Because alcohol is legal it gave America some stability, (it was hell when they had bootleggers back in the day, Worse than drugs) but they needed something to give just a pinch of chaos, illegal drugs. SN: In most places it's illetal to drink alcohol in public(on the streets)

  3. robie2 profile image96
    robie2posted 7 years ago

    Medical Marijuana is used for pain relief for specific medical conditions -- nausea caused by chemotherapy for example.  It is not the same as recreational use of marijuana. By public drinking I assume you mean drinking in a bar or at a party by people 21 or over which is perfectly legal and has nothing to do with treating disease.  The comparison really isn't valid.  Now, if you want to compare recreational use of marijana with underage drinking-- both of which are illegal and totally recreational-- that would be a valid comparison and IMHO there isn't much difference...... both should be off limits for anyone under the age of 21 just because the possibility of addiction to both substances is much greater in more immature brains.  Over 21? Don't see what all the fuss is about-- pick your poison, booze or pot and use with discretion.