42 Reasons to Legalize Marijuana

42 Reasons to Legalize Marijuana

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  1. vladar  October 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    This illuminated me on a another subject. May be cannabis is the question Douglas Adams was looking for for his ultimate answer. 42 right?

  2. Xcler8  October 12, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    This is a good start to a list of pros but can we make a list of reasons not to legalize this sweet piece of nature other then to try and keep the general population ignorant for another century.

  3. Myriam  December 16, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Marijuana unfortunately killed a lot of people, mainly in France. Laumon B., Gadegbeku B., Martin J.-L., Biecheler M.-B., the SAM Group, Cannabis intoxication and fatal road crashes in France: population based case-control study, BMJ, december 2005 ; 331 : 1371.

    • Greg Taylor  December 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      so did sleep – should we ban that too?! Idiot.

    • Erwan  December 16, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Idiot indeed… Incompetent driving kills everyday too. Oh and so can a tyre blowing up out of the blue. People advocating Marijuana legalization are not trying to get “driving high” legal. Think before you leave a stupid comment like that.

    • Nabila  December 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm

      Wow, I actually feel sorry for you and your misinterpretation of the core issues here.

    • Phil Rome  December 29, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      so it wasnt directly from cannabis, just like drink driving but they wont ban drink will they no!!! not to mention the ammount it cost our nhs per year and all other things it is linked to causing and the amount of lives that as ruined… they would link any death with cannabis be it a accident, murder or w.e.. yet theres bin no cases of direct death from cannabis.

  4. Kisa  December 29, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    agreed Erwan…not to mention most car crashes where the person had cannibis in their system..they usually also had alcohol or some other substances as well..
    and Myriam..don’t talk out your ass without doing actual research..
    or you’re no better than the propagandists who made Reefer Madness…

    Marijuana And Actual Driving Performance

    U.S. Department of Transportation,
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    (DOT HS 808 078), Final Report, November 1993



    Marijuana Users Are Safer Drivers Than Non-Marijuana Users, New Study Shows —


  5. James Perry  December 29, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    12 is such a strong point. I’m from the UK and abused marijuana from the age of 13. They was no thought of being responsible with it like I have always been with alcohol. I couldn’t talk to my parents about it because I’d of got (and did get) in so much trouble. I am certain that if it was legal it’d be a lot harder to get hold of, like alcohol was.

  6. riff manly  December 30, 2012 at 1:22 am

    note out of 10,000 crashes that over 2000 were due to alcohol. while around 700 had cannabis. This is 21.4 percent vs 7 percent and of that 7 percent “cannabis drivers” 2.9 percent actually had alcohol in their system as well. now alcohol multiplies the risk for cannabis drivers so this will bring cannabis only drivers down to around 4.1 percent in these 10,000 fatal crashes. Now using drug/driving useage figures, how many percent of drivers would have fairly recently used cannabis, enough to have them register as more than 1ng/ml.. in any population at any time on the road? I suggest it would be close to this amount, and cannabis was found in 2.8 percent on those that were not at fault and 2.5 percent in an another “all drivers” control group. Now they claim cannabis is “significantly” related to the responsibility of the driver? we are talking a difference of 2.5 or 2.8 percent to 4.1 percent. so about 1.3 to 1.5 percent of the 10,000 fatal crashes. Now when you consider that we allow you to drink booze but not to drive, despite that people still will.. (and no one uses this study result that clearly shows alcohol to be a much higher risk, to arrest you in your house for drinking booze). Then you might understand why people call you an idiot for suggesting this study should in any way be used to keep cannabis illegal. This study should only be used to make laws to stop cannabis driving. Now if you take the overall population of drivers and compare that to those who do still drive soon after taking cannabis, then you might have grounds for complaining about the success of that law but you should spend your time on complaining about drink driving, and never complain or agree with penalty for those that do not drink drive.

  7. riff manly  December 30, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Making it legal allows us to focus on the true risks. Not waste huge sums of money on the non risks. Trying to cast a net over everyone to make the place safe is futile.

  8. red black and green  April 23, 2013 at 6:45 am

    #15 is a trap. I have been consuming cannabis for about 40 years now, and I have never ever seen other drugs offered by pot or hash dealers (except LSD in the 1970s and early 1980s). I speak about Europe, though (having lived in Germany, Netherlands and Spain).


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