Sunday, July 10, 2011

Federal Government: Marijuana is (still) Bad, Bad, Bad

The Federal government recently ruled that marijuana has no medical use and should stay in the same class of drugs as heroin. It has no medicinal benefit, so, it should remain a "dangerous illegal drug." This makes sense, because meanwhile, in the world of the perfectly legal/lethal other drugs:

One in 25 deaths around the world is caused by alcohol consumption, and booze is now as damaging to global health as tobacco was a decade ago, according to a study in the British medical journal the Lancet. And according to the US Government's own Centers for Disease control, more deaths are caused each year from tobacco use (443,000, including more than 10% from second hand smoke) than all deaths from HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle accidents, suicides, and murders combined.  

So, let me see if I have this straight: Deadly and legal indulgences alcohol and tobacco? Goooood.  Laughing at your hands, driving too slow, and eating a whole box of graham crackers with milk while watching Bugs Bunny? Baaaad.  

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