Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

Every objective study on marijuana has concluded that it is far safer than alcohol and cigarettes for the consumer and the surrounding community. Alcohol and tobacco are more toxic, more addictive, and more harmful to the body than marijuana, and alcohol is more likely to result in injuries and lead to interpersonal violence. According to an assessment recently published in the British Columbia Mental Health and Addictions Journal, health-related costs for alcohol consumers are eight times greater than those for marijuana consumers, and those for tobacco consumers are are 40 times greater than those for marijuana consumers.

There has never been a fatal marijuana overdose in history, and there is no clear-cut case of a death attributed to marijuana use.

Marijuana is quite evidently less harmful than alcohol, yet roughly 750,000 people are arrested every year for marijuana-related offenses.

Support the idea to make marijuana laws on par with alcohol laws.

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  • Maybe see how it goes in Colorado which is legalising it now, and will be subjected to many studies. You can tell a regular pot user later in life, I think, because they can be a little irrational. But the studies could prove me wrong..

  • fair call. It affects people if different ways though. I can have a beer after work and that's fine...tastes good. If I had a puff after work I'd be a blubbering idiot..and what would my kids think? look at dad..lol..he can't stop laughing...what's wrong with him!

  • The only reason Marijuana is illegal is because of the production of Hemp that would destroy all the big companies. These companies are the ones hiding the data, manipulating peoples knowledge and understanding of the drug and stopping it becoming legal for their own financial benefit. Whereas, if marijuana was legalised, it would radically improve the economic situation. Hemp can be used for almost everything. The sooner we as a country make the move, the more economic benefit we could have from the export of hemp/hemp goods.

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