It appears that you had trouble in following a simple argument so I will make it easier for you.
Cannabis can do a great deal of harm to a cannabis smokers mental health.
Alchohol can be harmful too.
Alchohol is legal.
Cannabis is not.
Why have two harmful substances openly on the market to destroy peoples health?
BUT...if we must legalise cannabis then it would be better to market a lower strength form than the very high strength ones that we find on the black market today.
I hope that this is simple enough for you to understand.
If it is not I cannot help you any further but I would suggest that you could be a victim of the very thing that I have warned about.
"Don't be particular bout nothin, but the company you keep"
The main concerns of those against legalization include the following: high driving, second-hand smoke, and inefficiency. There is no way a law legalizing marijuana would allow high driving. Even so, studies have shown that driving after smoking 3 joints in 15 minutes (a lot) is less dangerous than driving with a BAC of 0.08% (Marijuana And Actual Driving Performance). As for second-hand smoke, public smoking would surely be illegal, and those irresponsible enough to smoke around their children likely don't care about the law and are doing so anyway. The argument for laziness and stupidity is, well, lazy and stupid, and it is based entirely on stereotypes. There are plenty of lazy, stupid non-smokers and plenty of brilliant, motivated smokers.
Even if we take these common concerns at face value (do you have others?), they are still, in my opinion, FAR worse than the consequences of prohibition. What do you think?
As for your argument for legalizing weak marijuana, don't you think that people would just continue to illegally grow and consume more potent strains? Either that or just smoke more of the weaker stuff?
If the only alchohol that we could buy was wine and beer but Scotch illegal maybe everyone would buy the illegal scotch but I doubt it.
Ok you could just drink enough beer to waste yourself as badly much as drinking the scotch.
Maybe this is a bad idea, maybe its not, but I am worried that the high thc forms of bud are just easier to consume and it seems that high thc intake is dangerous if consumed over a long period of time.
If you are right and my compromise cant work then I think that cannabis should be banned outright.
As I stated in previous posts the pot heads that I have known have all seemed to have been adversely affected by your so called ..good stuff.
You seem to think that because I have avoided your points, I have no answer to them.
I AM NOT INTERESTED IN THEM.
My point was quite narrow band, only concerned with the points that I stated above.
Why have 2 poisons?
If we have to legalise pot then why not weak pot as a compromise?
The problems of enforcing a ban on cannabis is another argument of which I have not posted a comment on but will when I feel like it .
As for your last comment, that is possible but maybe not everyone wants to get wasted on illegal pot when they can buy some mellow stuff in the shop down the road and maybe some will just buy lots of mellow stuff and get wasted anyway.
Maybe most people will just enjoy a nice buzz with a good mellow bud and leave the potheads to smoke themselves into depression, loss of memory and
hospital or prison.
well, here we are on debatepolitics.com-sorry if i thought you were interested in debating. saying "LALALALA IM NOT INTERESTED IN WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY" isnt debate. attempting to debunk my argument is to debate, and you have failed to address it whatsoever. i guess that makes me the winner? wooooo