THINK PROHIBITION WHEN YOU THINK MARIJUANA

Prohibition of booze didn’t work and neither will the constraint of marijuana in the U.S. I don’t know if weed has been around as long today as booze was in the ’30s when Prohibition was rampant. I remember smoking a joint while still in high school–we called them reefers in those days–and that was over 65 years ago. Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN says “It’s time for a medical marijuana revolution,” but the American public–61% of it–wants it legalized for social use. There are studies that say pot will lead to the use of more dangerous drugs and there are those that declare this will happen only under special circumstances. It’s easy to compare liquor with marijuana because the avenue to oblivion, found to be similar in both, tends to produce the same basic results. Nerve cells in the brain are affected and you end up with a high. I’m not going to get into the mechanics of how this works but you can do your own research here on alcohol and marijuana. The point is prohibitionists predicted that demon rum would ruin the country but, although it has taken a few casualties, we are still here and strong.

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