To those arguing that using Marijuana is less harmful OR no more harmful than using alcohol;
For SOME people it is.
I’ve been surfing the tags addiction, alcoholism and drug use, and came across generic opinions that don’t appear to have been thought through too much.
Alcohol and Marijuana can and do provide social benefit. They also have a detrimental effect within communities.
Comparing the two when advocating to have Marijuana Legalized serves no valid purpose in my mind. I have witnessed challenges faced when both substances have been used and there needs to be further measures introduced that inform & educate about the possibility of adverse affects for users and their families.
Generically making statements like ‘Marijuana is no worse than alcohol’, when Alcohol use and abuse can (and does have) devastating effects on communities is not exactly helping the case for Legalization.
It might also be seen as a promotion of a valid alternative to alcohol consumption, which could have some pretty dire consequences.
Alcohol and Marijuana are unique substances.
When considering the idea of Legalization, it should not be a question of ‘Which poses the greater risk to health’ – a loose comparison at best, but a study of the science and social impacts of each in its own right.
The more information we have about those impacts, the more we can inform and educate the public on them.
What are your personal experiences?
How do you feel about Legalization?
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