Lofunzo wrote:ThatDude wrote:Omaha Red Sox wrote:ThatDude wrote:40% to rehab/education programs
First, we legalize a harmful substance...then we take that money and tell people not to buy it anymore because it's bad for them.
As I've tried to make clear throughout this thread, weed and hard drugs are two different things.
I'd be all for using some of the money from the sale of weed to keep people off of heroin, coke, meth and such.
But the similarity and the point that I am quite sure he was trying to make are that both of them are bad for you. Whether 1 is worse for you isn't significant here.
It's extremely debatable whether weed is bad for you. I happen to think it's not, certainly not more than alcohol or tobacco. I've also pointed out a couple instances where it is very beneficial, and there are others.
The biggest thing keeping marijuana from being legal is the mis-classification of it as being on the same level as heroin, meth, and the really bad drugs. That is most certainly significant. When people start actually realizing how incorrect that is and the health benefits it can have, things should change.