Friday, September 24, 2004Injustice
Y'know, I'm really not a big pot-smoker; haven't actually partaken since I was in high school. (Hi mom.) And yet even I can see the blatant ass-backwards-ness of this:
Alcohol abuse kills some 75,000 Americans each year and shortens the lives of these people by an average of 30 years, a U.S. government study suggested Thursday.
Excessive alcohol consumption is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States after tobacco use and poor eating and exercise habits.
Tobacco kills 440,000 people every year; alcohol kills at least 75,000. And yet it's marijuana that's illegal.
I dare anyone here to find me even one solid example of marijuana being directly implicated in anyone's death.
Bonus question: How many people are currently sitting in prison solely for marijuana possession?