On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 11:36:23AM +0100, John P. Looney wrote:
> Problem being, that tobacco & alcohol do nearly as much damage as
> cannabis, and because they have been around for hundreds/thousands of
> years, they are acceptable.
Actually, cannabis has been 'round as long as alcohol and tobacco and
many studies suggest it does less damage than those drugs. It also
has significant health benefits and it is morally indefensible that it
is not legal for medical use. Any studies I've seen show that it's
not physically addictive unlike nicotine (and alcohol in some
circumstances) and it tends to make people less confident of their
driving ability and non-violent, unlike alcohol. Thus as a social
drug it's far more desirable than either alcohol or tabacco.
The cannabis plant also has many other economic uses. Overall it's
pretty bizarre that cannabis is illegal while tabacco and alcohol
> It should be pointed out that your argument would be much better directed
> at your local TD, rather than us. They can make a difference in Law. We
Agreed. I fail to see the connection to linux.
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