Is it time to legalize pot and reduce the death rate of tobacco and alcohol?

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    Is it time to legalize pot and reduce the death rate of tobacco and alcohol?

    Tobacco kills more people than all other psychotropic drugs combined, excluding alcohol.
    Our government policy should be to legalize the more forgiving drugs and make the less forgiving drugs illegal.

    Addiction research and government reports for the last 100 years have exonerated pot and cleared it’s reputation as the safest and most forgiving alternative for psychotropic drug use.

    The last vote in California for or against the legalization of pot was defeated because of funding by the tobacco and alcohol lobby. In real terms, they were buying permission to kill human with government collusion.

    How much money per human life did alcohol and tobacco pay our government officials?

    Is it time to do the moral thing and save the lives we can by making the less harmful psychotropic drugs legal?

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    'The Powers That Be' have been pumping 'Reefer Madness' into the minds of the sheeple for over 70 years.

    That kind of brainwashing is going to be difficult to overcome...
     
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    Shucks....couldn't get much worse. We rate 37th in the world in general health and longevity now and that's after more than 500 companies make a profit off of sick people
     
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    What a fucking pantload...
     
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    If we have problems with substance abuse why would anyone want to make that worse?
     
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    legalizing pot will have ZERO effect on tobacco and alcohol use.
     
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    Prohibition doesn't work. We have millions of folks sitting in jails for nonviiolent drug offenses. It's silly. Drug abuse is a medical problem, not a criminal one. We also have a far bigger problem with prescription drugs than we do with say, Mary Jane. Which is by and large completely harmless compared to deadly prescription drugs.

    At any rate, legalizing p*t is bad for the DEA. in order to get that big budget, they need to rate the plant as a narcotic along side coke and heron. Otherwise their budget and big deal largely goes away. As it turns out, the govt. seems to like having the insider on dealing the droogs in the states for profit too. CIA already been caught red handed everal times on that front.
     
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    Question: would any parent here want their child driven to school on a bus with a driver that was smoking pot 10 minutes before getting behind the wheel?
     
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    Wouldn't the same DUI laws apply if that driver had downed a half-pint of schnapps?
     
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    Proof? Evidence?

    Ask any cop or other first responder if they would rather respond to a situation where people are drunk or high on MJ?

    Ask any medical professional which substance has the most negative impact on health and well being? In a word, Tobacco.

    How much revenue would be made by taxing MJ?

    How much revenue would be saved by not enforcing MJ laws?

    Why does the DEA continue to maintain MJ as a schedule I substance?

    Why do conservatives oppose allowing each state to outlaw or regulate the production, sales, possession and use of MJ? (In my opinon because 'conservatives' are for the most part hypocrites).
     

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