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SanAndreasX said:
Paatar said:

I will repeat again, I don’t think the argument for the legality of anything should be ‘this is legal so this should be’

Im not claiming against any of the stuff you’re projecting. So stop please. 

"This is legal so this should be" is actually one of the major differences between common law systems and civil law systems. Since most societies have accepted alcohol, which has a demonstrably more negative impact on society, arguments against legal marijuana come off as arbitrary (at best). 

Yep, and don’t forget cigarettes, which kill 440k people per year in the US alone (they fucking kill people who don’t even smoke) while marijuana is still going strong at 0 yet I can legally buy those in all 50 states. By not similarly legalizing marijuana nationwide, they’re basically saying with a straight face marijuana is worse when it’s objectively not.

It should be worth noting that I know some relatives of friends who have COPD from smoking cigarettes (my best friend’s mom has an oxygen level of 85% and is on borrowed time from them), none from pot, so I can tell you from first hand experience which one is worse.

Last edited by KManX89 - on 19 April 2024