Alcohol is legal, why not marijuana?

United States
May 28, 2009 12:11pm CST
I will start out first that I understand that there is too much money in petroleum and the paper industry and the pharmaceutical industry to let it become legal. It could cause damage to all of the above by offering a very low cost and low maintenance alternative to all of them. Without any retooling or massive upgrades, even non-THC bearing Hemp could be used to make a very affordable bio-diesel. I have sat at a desk before that at first glance was standard plastic until I found out that it was made of hemp. Aside from the serious reasons for us to use Hemp, marijuana has significant uses in medicine and recreation. With it's total lack of damage to the human liver and it's lack of triggering aggression, I find it to be much more appealing socially as an inebriant. If you are interested in knowing more about intensive studies done on it's societal impacts and on it physical effects, just check out the "Safer Choice".org website. The people at safer choice have actually caused a massive drop in alcohol related crimes, hard drug crimes, domestic abuse, and petty incarcerations in the Denver,CO are by getting recreational use of marijuana decriminalized. I think it is high time for more highly populated areas to start experimenting. I would gladly give up my scotch and beer for a safer alternative like marijuana.
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@uath13 (8227)
• United States
28 May 09
Several areas have decriminalized it, Unfortunately the feds still haven't & want to make jerks of themselves.
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@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
28 May 09
Ahh but the DEA is already finding loopholes to Obama's command not to attack legal dispensaries, if they so much as miss a single tax payment bam they are shut down and charged with all sorts of unrelated charges.
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• United States
29 May 09
Bunny you can add mass to that list as well. As long as it is under an ounce. This just passed this past election
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• United States
29 May 09
Mass! That is fantastic. Is this just state by state or country wide. F those Feds and their damned loopholes. We all just have to start becoming more active with reform. This is a great discussion and very informative, I wish more people would join.