"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi
The warnings for smoking, drinking, driving, eating fastfood, and even using a hair dryer in the shower are stated plainly.
Why do you feel compelled to legislate what people can and can't do when it doesn't violate your rights directly or indirectly?
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Questioning or criticizing another's core beliefs is inadvertently perceived as offensive and rude.
Regardless, I asked you to show how damaging marijuana is to society, and I thank you for your response to that, seems all you managed to provide in response was a potential for lung disease, which others have been kicking you around over for quite a few pages now it seems.
Was that the best you could do? sure smoking anything might be likely to induce lung complications, this totally overlooks that there are other delivery methods such as edible consumption, and vaporization that could be promoted and encouraged in a prohibition free environment.
And how is this potential to cause lung more sinister, and deleterious to society as say obesity caused by junk food? The health risks there are palpable and real as well.. if you are concerned with our health and how that effects society as a whole I think you need to expand your crusade.
Then again what if we considered that prohibition does nothing to mitigate the potential lung issues that may occur from marijuana smoking? This becomes a non issue when it comes to the legalization v. prohibition argument.
I could turn the argument around on you here and say that prohibition is putting more children at risk of exposure to lung disease before they are capable of making informed decisions. Instead we should be taking steps to encourage marijuana usage to be the sole providence of adults, who are quite capable and quite entitled to making decisions on what to do with their lives and their health all on their own.
All you have shown is a potential effect on an individual, you have done nothing to show effects on society here.
btw.. I agree we need a campaign to encourage children not to use marijuana as well as continuing the campaign to encourage them not to smoke tobacco. Which is why we need to end prohibition, so we can take steps to insure it is not readily available to our kids, and also take proactive steps to make it unappealing to children, neither of which are occuring in any way shape or form under prohibition.
prohibition is encouraging children to use marijuana by making it effortless for them to get their hands on it, if we want to create an environment that minimizes exposure of children to marijuana, and a foundation for a legitimate campaign to lower marijuana usage among minors we need to first make some kind of attemp to get it out of their hands. Prohibition does NOT do that.
Last edited by marduc; 10-29-09 at 02:06 PM.
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.
The only reason you are even going for this lung disease bs is because your previous arguments failed. If you really cared about the marijuana causing lung disease you would have brought it up a long time ago.
Last edited by Dr_Patrick; 10-29-09 at 02:09 PM.