Monday, May 02, 2005

Mary Jane v Tobacco

A new study by the University of Auckland points out another risk of marijuana. Now, Sannakji does not really partake in drugs, although the occasional beer has been known to find its' way past my lips. I do not however, begrudge others should they want to partake in the weed. There does, however, seem to be an awful a lot of resources devoted to pointing out how bad it is, when these resources would be better used to figure out why tobacco is still around and worse still, legal. It seems ironic to me that on the one hand so much vitriol can be spouted about cannabis, whereas the cigarette companies continue to profit from their legal drug. If tobacco continues to be legal, which I cannot see changing, then there is no reason that cannabis should not be legal also. Tobacco seems to cause much worse problems for general health and therefore becomes a drain on our health dollars. It is hypocritical for governments to treat each differently. There may be an arguement that marijuana alters the mind, well so does alcohol, a wholey legal drug. At least with marijuana the smoker remains passive after smoking, while alcohol can and does cause agression and violence.
What does this mean? Well, if tobacco remains legal, then legalise marijuana! Use those police resources for solving real crimes...
Oh yeah, kids, don't do drugs, ok?

San Nakji for President!

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