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Top 20 Reasons to Criminalize Marijuana - DEBUNKED!

1.  It is addictive

Uh wait a minute there sporto, studies have shown that at best, there may be some psychological dependency but in the true definition of “addiction” marijuana doesn’t even come close.

2.  It leads to addiction to other drugs

Well, if you mean the gateway theory, that has been thoroughly debunked by modern science and what’s more, studies prove that the very black market nature of marijuana’s criminalization are the reason people are exposed to drugs that really are dangerous.

98% of all Cannabis users are dead end users, meaning they never move on to any other drug.

3.  Marijuana is dangerous

Every dangerous drug has an LD50. This is the amount of drug that would be enough to kill 50% of the test subject population.


 4.  Marijuana has no accepted medicinal use

Really? Why then has it been used as medicine since the dawn of time? Why is there no treatment to keep a glaucoma patient from going blind apart from marijuana? The burden of proof is on you, not proponents of MMJ, history and science  supports that position well.

5.  Todays marijuana is stronger than it was in the 70’s

Your point is? Coffee is much better today than it was back in the days of percolators too? That doesn’t mean it is necessarily bad for you.

You use less. In the same way an espresso does not come in a regular coffee cup, it is a dosage matter.

 6.  Marijuana use is a barrier to success

Tell it to Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Carl Sagan, Richard Branson,  Sir Paul McCartney...  Shall I go on?

 7.  More teens are in drug rehab for marijuana dependency than any other drug

What you have here is the classic mistaking correlation for causation. When you factor out teens who have been herded there at the point of a drug sentence from a Judge, then the argument falls on it’s face.

 8.  Smoking marijuana causes lung damage

On the contrary. Dr. Donald Tashkin of UCLA found that not only did smoking marijuana not cause lung damage, but among people who smoked cigarettes and marijuana, the marijuana mitigated lung damage caused by cigarettes.

 9.  If marijuana was legalized, more people would use it

You would think that but the truth is, in Countries that have legalized any drug, use has actually gone down.

 10.  If marijuana were legalized, there will be an increase in highway fatalities

In Colorado, after they made marijuana available over the counter under state law, drunk driving arrests went down 50%.

Give people a safer alternative and they will use it. People who use marijuana do it and drive now, marijuana is already here.

 11.  Buying marijuana supports terrorism

Prohibition of marijuana supports terrorism. No one is killing people in the streets of Chicago anymore because we ended alcohol prohibition. Marijuana prohibition is no different that the previous ill advised and unworkable policy.

 12.  Children will be exposed to marijuana more easily if it is legalized

When was the last time a drug dealer carded a buyer? They do not, but in a legal and regulated market such as alcohol or tobacco, access to marijuana is limited.

 13.  Marijuana is the “Devils Weed”

I give you Colossians 1:16:  “ For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.”

 And just for good measure, how about the Apostle John?

John 1:3: “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”

Uh yeah so much for that one...

 14.  Marijuana is the most widely abused drug in the world

I would substitute “the most popular natural substance in the world” if you don’t want to sound like an “earth is flat” type...

People choose. When we have decided as a Country that alcohol is ok and that a certain amount of mind alteration is allowed as long as it is confined to lawful behavior, substances are just a choice.

Most rational people in the world understand and maintain that marijuana is a safer alternative to alcohol.

 15.  Marijuana decreases sexual potency and arousal

Got a cup and girly mag, let’s see?

 16.  “Smoking one marijuana joint is more harmful than being at the Bikini Atoll during nuclear testing.”  Ronald Reagan

Sorry Gipper, ol pal, but “There you go again” with the rhetoric. Either that’s patently untrue or I am a medical miracle crossed with a super hero, because I have smoked around 3500 joints and I’m still smarter than that.

 17.  Only lowlifes use marijuana

Go back to #6. 17+6=23 or what I consider to be your IQ  Didn’t see that coming did you?

 18.  Marijuana causes black men to crave white women

You live in a cave don’t YOU? That is called “Reefer Madness.”

 19.  People on marijuana are violent

Ask any cop which house he wants to go to, the one where people drink alcohol or the one where the people use marijuana! They will always pick the marijuana users because they are NOT violent.

 20.  It has always been illegal
Wrong, marijuana prohibition is a relatively new phenomenon. Thousands of years of use by humans compared to 75 years of prohibition.