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Old 04-30-2007, 08:21 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Santabot
I'm sorry, and I'm not accusing you, but this is why the country looks at drugs the way it does. Those adults who are used to slapping their ID down and getting their alcohol but bash the children who are not of age but do the same thing (although since it's illegal, it's much more dangerous to obtain and use, through the black market) because they feel (whether or not they are is debatable) they are able to be responsible enough to do so.

Marijuana isn't illegal for its effects, it's an economic control issue. Alcohol is hundreds (possibly thousands, no real way to compare the two) of times worse for your body and ability to operate a vehicle (did not say you or anyone else did that).

I'm not advocating it, just pointing out the fact that alcohol (a drug, very much so) is easily talked about, but suddenly the word marijuana brings up serious business.
Well since you asked, let's go down this road:

1) You've already admitted that you have driven while high. If I drink and it's always only one margarita, my husband drives. I have been hit been a drunk driver and will not put someone else's life at risk as was done to mine. Furthermore, driving under the influence of drugs is just as bad as alcohol. The difference here is that you THINK you are in control with the drugs which is the problem with the drugs itself. The grandiosity of ideas it gives you is one of the problems.

2) Marijuana is illegal for it's effects primarily. It's not illegal because of the money little boy. Otherwise one of the major pharmaceutical companies would already be profiting off of that market. Have you ever really done researched it or just read the articles that gave you the information you wanted to hear? How many known carcinogens are in marijuana? Go read again.

3) You also wrote it is debatable whether some of us are responsible enough to be able to drink. Well honey, I make my own money and therefore am able to pay for my own mistakes were I too make any. Of course, you can clearly see that I won't give the circumstances under which I imbibe. You on the other hand are still living under your parents home, driving a vehicle probably in their name, on their vehicle insurance, on their medical insurance, and doing this all while driving under the influence of drugs and putting how many people in this city at risk while you do it?
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