yes, I understand "phycological addiction" or in layman's terms "habits". that said, only one of these is illegal and it may have about as much "harm" as video game "addiction".
and... and... according to the links provided 91% of users according to THEM, will never have a "dependence" (note not "Addiction") issue.
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
A very long time ago on the DICK CAVETT show, the host stated that he was for the decriminalization of marijuana but against its use.
I think that is a solid position although I would imagine that now decriminalization would be replaced with legalization and taxation but against its use.
That tends to summarize my own position.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
If we want a nation of responsible adults, we need to start treating them like adults.
You can't strongarm adults into behaving the way you want. You have to convince them.
We managed it with tobacco without putting smokers in prison. We can do it with marijuana.