There are a ton of arguments both for and against legalizing it and it seems as though our country is moving toward legalization and regulation. To me that just makes sense. As someone who used to abuse alcohol I can say that alcohol does far more damage to our bodies and minds than marijuana, but alas, I am not a legislator or a doctor. Of course I am not alone in my thinking, this article highlights some of the common arguments comparing alcohol versus marijuana. It is an obviously biased article toward legalization, but the articles against it are boring and offer less concrete comparisons because they don’t want to just come right out and admit that weed is not really all that bad in comparison.
I will say the the movement to legalize it has much more interesting and fun propaganda (language alert, NSFW):
The majority of people use marijuana in moderation and I feel it is no worse than some of our legal alternatives (caffeine, tobacco, prescription pain killers, alcohol, cough syrup, over-the-counter medicines, bath salts, huffing…). You just don’t see emergency rooms and morgues filled with potheads – just jails. People can and will abuse just about anything, but we don’t make everything illegal. I think it is time to take a ‘greener’ path.
So where do you stand on the issue?