Monday, June 6, 2016
I am of the opinion that pointing out the dangers of cannabis is quite beside the point. Alcohol and tobacco have been proven to be considerably harmful and both substances are legal. By comparison cannabis is milder than either, and it has been proven. I can vouch that cannabis has mild psychological withdrawal symptoms, but no physical ones, and they do not last long, maybe a month for me. The benefits of legalization far outweigh the hazards. The most obvious gain is relief for the legal system. It is quite difficult to prohibit a plant that grows freely in the wild. I don't think it is a good idea to criminalize people who are seeking pleasure, in most cases. Cannabis is relatively benign and penalizing people for it actually is counterproductive leading to more serious crimes.