Alcohol vs. Weed

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    I decided to create this thread because I'm miffed at the Swedish attitude towards weed, considering what gargantuan amounts of alcohol is being consumed by people around here. It seems to be ok to get drunk almost anywhere, including family reunions and work-parties. Yet, after mentioning weed to even people of my age (mid-twenties) most of the time you get the deer-in-the-headlights look or some sort of a hurried ... 'I don't do drugs' retort. I've even heard from a few people that are regular marijuana users that pretty much everyone above the age of fourty equates marijuana to heroin, here in this open-minded liberal Sweden.

    It's funny, dontcha think?

    Here is a number of this years' dead from alcohol-consumption: 1,556,993 (the number is probably higher in reality as there are many developing countries that do not have the statistics-collecting capabilities of developed countries)

    Got that from here: Alcohol Statistics - Worldometers

    I wonder how many dead there are around the world from marijuana consumption ... I'd venture a guess ... directly caused by marijuana 0, major contributing factor ... probably a bunch of goddamn idiots that decided to drive while high and ran over a kid.

    What do y'all think?
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    I don't like intoxicating my brain on a regular basis with any chemical.
     
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    i worked er admitting....we would get drunks..saying...."i have been drunk for 3 weeks...i need help" never got a stoner...not once...sure you got them with...."i was climbing this tree and fell out" but never shaking like a dog malling peach pits....and begging for help....
     
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    I agree 100%... and the next time a drinker says 'I don't do drugs'...alcohol IS a drug in the sense that it is not only mind altering, it adversely affect reactions, perception, behavior and judgment...and alcohol withdrawal can even cause death in a human, heroine withdrawal can't...

    But here's a thought to ponder...how many bar fights and brawls would there be if marijuana were legal and alcohol banned?

    Ever see or hear of a person growing "weed" muscles...LOL
     
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    Good for you. What about on an occasional basis?
     
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    I'd be more interested in discussing Swedish Fish vs. Swedish Meatballs.

    And what the deal with all the funny names at IKEA? Do I really want to purchase a sofa called Fuksplat?
     
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    I agree with you Neser but you state that the number of dead from pot use would probably be affected by those who drive while under the influence. Don't you think that the nearly 1.6 million dead from alcohol would also be heavily affected by DUI?

    I've never smoked weed and I'm nearly 50. I will have an occassional drink and I love the feeling of being just drunk enough to feel the room spinning. But for me the smell of pot makes me sick, almost as sick as the smell of cigarette smoke.

    That being said, I would be for changing the laws so that pot was treated like alcohol.

    Immie
     
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    I think we could even reduce the police forces were weed legal. ;)

    I'll choose a bunch of stoners over a group of annoying drunkards to hang with anytime. Of course, the preferred company is neither ...
     
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    Xotoxi ... why WOULDN'T you want to buy a sofa called Fuksplat :lol:
     
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    I really like your attitude especially considering the fact that you never even smoked weed.

    I don't think the 1.6 million dead did not include DUI cases ... in USA alone (in 2006) 22 000 people died due to alcohol abuse and that figure excludes such things as DUIs or accidents caused by alcohol consumption. Alcohol | Drug War Facts
     
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