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Weed may have killed many people. It is a dangerous drug and should not be legal unless possibly used for medical purposes. That would be medical marijuana.
Can you provide some details about a case where someone overdosed on marijuana?
That's the last thing we need, having everyone stoned all the time. I agree that we should fight black market crime, but don't agree to legalize.
@islander507 I do not approve of alcohol either. It too should not be legalized.
The reality is that drugs can and do have a market, regardless of whether they are legal or not. This is particularly true of marijuana, which has had a very large black market for much of the time that it has been illegal. I fully accept that marijuana, much like cigarettes, can cause a variety of medical problems. I also accept that it's been associated with problems all its own. That being said, despite having no interest in trying the stuff, I do think it should be legalized. In the black market, marijuana is unregulated, which means it can be spiked with dangerous materials that make it all the more dangerous to use. It also doesn't help that those black markets are used by drug cartels to line their coffers, particularly as marijuana engenders far more interest in a broad population than most other illegal drugs. Regulation also means getting a decent amount of revenue from taxes, which can bolster local, state and federal governments and help pay for a variety of health issues. Beyond that, I do think there's a reasonable point to be made about personal choice and the capacity of individuals to seek out something that makes them feel better. I think treating these people as criminals creates more problems than it solves, turning addictions into criminal issues rather than a health problem, and pushing a lot more people who do fairly petty crimes into an already massively overcrowded prison system.
Here's a point I saw: " marijuana is unregulated, which means it can be spiked with dangerous materials that make it all the more dangerous to use."So even legalized, can this NOT still happen?
George_Horse said:So even legalized, can this NOT still happen?