Wednesday, October 3, 2012

When marijuana is legal...

"When marijuana is legal, an abusive husband or boyfriend somewhere in America will realize that he is better able to control his temper when he ingests pot instead of alcohol and will cut down on the Budweiser and switch to the kinder bud. Some college student we will never hear about will choose to user marijuana one night instead of joining his fraternity brothers in a drinking contest--thus avoiding a potentially tragic trip to the hospital that was otherwise fated to happen. When marijuana is legal, a man well on his way to chronic and eventually fatal liver disease will conclude that he wants to live a longer and healthier life and will voluntarily give up the booze in favor of pot. A young woman will decide to smoke cannabis and watch a movie one evening instead of going out drinking with her girlfriends, unknowingly missing a sexual assault that would have occurred after she had consumed one gin and tonic too many. By the very nature of introducing the less harmful recreational substance, marijuana, in the stream of commerce, probability dictates that these things will happen. Not just once, but hundreds and thousands of times. When marijuana is legal, we will, collectively, be safer."--Steve Fox, Paul Armentano and Mason Tvery, 'Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?'

1 comment:

  1. Very true, when someone turns 21 and decides to take 21 bong hits as opposed to 21 shots, nobody dies of alcohol poisoning.


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