Originally Posted by tommy_ed
pot is the lesser of the two evils. alcohol impairs your sense more than marijuana does, and no one's ever died from overdosing. also, marijuana does not provoke violence, as alcohol does.
but the point here isn't to compare one substance to another. the point is, we could control pot better, thus being able to control driving impaired better and make more revenue from tax by legalizing it. we would also be putting a lot of criminals out of a job.
my question to those who oppose is this: now that we've concluded that legalizing marijuana would better control impaired driving, and we've established that other than that circumstance it hurts no one but the user, what are your reasons for wanting it to remain illegal?
How can you control pot better? Anyone can grow it anywhere. So how do you keep John Q. Public from growing his own? Many criminals dont deal in one drug.
You say pot does not provoke violence? I watched where a pot store in Cali was robbed at gunpoint. Yeah pot makes people so mellow. You dont see a drunk rob a liquor store at gunpoint for the booze.
I will have what you are smoking as it seems to make the world a better place.