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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 06:27 PM

2. those who don't want to be legal can keep doing what they do

the benefit of legality, to me, far outweighs the negatives, especially for people who can benefit from cannabis medically. They are far less likely to be part of an illegal network.

One day in the near future, people will be vying for bragging rights to say they were the first in the govt. dbs, when the govt. no longer has the power to use marijuana as a way to harass American citizens.

Interesting data, tho.

Cannabis use overall, I think, is greater than any federal survey would indicate - and their focus on underage use, at least from the surveys I was looking at, misses the point - which is that two-thirds of all marijuana users do not use other illicit products.

Sort of shoots the "gateway" theory down, imo. Imagine if marijuana were regulated like alcohol - then there would be even fewer buyer points for other, more harmful substances, as well.

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