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You're not technically harming anyone but yourself with alcohol (unless you're drunk driving, and driving high can have similar consequences).


So why is marijuana still illegal? It doesn't make sense. It's not as bad as alcohol or tobacco, it has proven medical benefits for 200+ conditions (Alzheimers, HIV/AIDS, opiate dependence, Multiple Sclerosis, just to name a few), and making it legal would bring in revenue for the government (Yes, just a little, but it's better to have it than not) and would reduce prison overcrowding.

Marijuana is still illegal because there's a cultural stigma against encouraging taking substances solely for their side effects.

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You're not technically harming anyone but yourself with alcohol (unless you're drunk driving, and driving high can have similar consequences).


So why is marijuana still illegal? It doesn't make sense. It's not as bad as alcohol or tobacco, it has proven medical benefits for 200+ conditions (Alzheimers, HIV/AIDS, opiate dependence, Multiple Sclerosis, just to name a few), and making it legal would bring in revenue for the government (Yes, just a little, but it's better to have it than not) and would reduce prison overcrowding.

Marijuana is still illegal because there's a cultural stigma against encouraging taking substances solely for their side effects.


mfw this is exactly what people are doing when drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes

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You're not technically harming anyone but yourself with alcohol (unless you're drunk driving, and driving high can have similar consequences).


So why is marijuana still illegal? It doesn't make sense. It's not as bad as alcohol or tobacco, it has proven medical benefits for 200+ conditions (Alzheimers, HIV/AIDS, opiate dependence, Multiple Sclerosis, just to name a few), and making it legal would bring in revenue for the government (Yes, just a little, but it's better to have it than not) and would reduce prison overcrowding.

Marijuana is still illegal because there's a cultural stigma against encouraging taking substances solely for their side effects.


mfw this is exactly what people are doing when drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes

http://myfacewhen.com/115/


Cigarettes have no side effects the same way marijuana does. And many, many people drink alcohol because they like the taste.

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So social stigma is the only good reason it's illegal.



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So social stigma is the only good reason it's illegal.



Society, I am disappoint.

Me too, I'm disappointed that we even need laws.

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So social stigma is the only good reason it's illegal.



Society, I am disappoint.

Me too, I'm disappointed that we even need laws.


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So social stigma is the only good reason it's illegal.



Society, I am disappoint.

Me too, I'm disappointed that we even need laws.


Not sure if serious.

Do you ever make a post without a meme in it?

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So social stigma is the only good reason it's illegal.



Society, I am disappoint.

Me too, I'm disappointed that we even need laws.


Not sure if serious.

Do you ever make a post without a meme in it?


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Do you ever make a post without a meme in it?


technically any piece of infomation is a meme, so its impossible to make a post with no memes in it.

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I try to be as unbiased as possible.

Obesity does not "harm" others when weight is gained, but that does not rule out the question that it could harm society.
Most over weight & even underweight [people] would agree that, for the most part, getting obese will make you lazy. You'll probably sit around and enjoy some music while munching out.
If the general population were to gain too much weight, most of that population would become lazy or at least lazier than they were before gained weight.
This could in turn slow down the economy by decreasing productivity. That's the worst it would do. The positives outweigh the negatives.
If people would not be able to do their jobs properly while obese they wouldn't get physical complications before/during working, or they would and eventually become replaced by someone more responsible. I'm sure even if obesity were legal and not frowned upon most people would still not be over eating at work.

The moral aspect of legalizing over eating for personal use should not even be in question. As humans we should be allowed to take whatever food we like as long as it doesn't harm other people. Does over eating harm other people in any way direct enough to justify its illegality? No, therefore it should be legal for personal use. If legalized and properly taxed, billions of dollars of revenue would be made annually and (assuming our government spends the money accordingly) that money would benefit the people, whether it's put into health care, education or other things.

The question of legalizing over eating has absolutely nothing to do with cheeseburgers or soda. I agree with whoever said that just because obesity is more healthy than starving that does give it a legitimate reason to be legalized.

I advise the over weight people to have more of an open mind. As much as you like food and over eating, you can't simply think that 'everything' about it is good. There are negative effects, whether societal or not. You have to think beyond the physical effects of it and examine possible underlying problems it may cause. Upon analyzing these problems properly a decision can be made as to whether it should be legal or not.


Switched out stoner references for obesity references and all the things still apply. Changed things are in bold and the original is below. Tell me why obesity is a justified personal choice and narcotics shouldnt be?

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Switched out stoner references for obesity references and all the things still apply. Changed things are in bold and the original is below. Tell me why obesity is a justified personal choice and narcotics shouldnt be?

I wasn't aware that you needed narcotics to survive.

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Switched out stoner references for obesity references and all the things still apply. Changed things are in bold and the original is below. Tell me why obesity is a justified personal choice and narcotics shouldnt be?

I wasn't aware that you needed narcotics to survive.


I wasn't aware that you needed to be obese to survive.
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Switched out stoner references for obesity references and all the things still apply. Changed things are in bold and the original is below. Tell me why obesity is a justified personal choice and narcotics shouldnt be?

I wasn't aware that you needed narcotics to survive.


I wasn't aware that you needed to be obese to survive.

That's not the point I'm making, but even then you're wrong.
Read it and weep:
http://www.healthnew...-news-2071.html

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I wasn't aware that you needed to be obese to survive.

That's not the point I'm making, but even then you're wrong.
Read it and weep:
http://www.healthnew...-news-2071.html


if you actually read the article you linked to it said

"The benefits were only seen in the overweight category not in those people who are obese."

its also only 1 study, so the results have to be taken tentitively

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I wasn't aware that you needed to be obese to survive.

That's not the point I'm making, but even then you're wrong.
Read it and weep:
http://www.healthnew...-news-2071.html


if you actually read the article you linked to it said

"The benefits were only seen in the overweight category not in those people who are obese."

its also only 1 study, so the results have to be taken tentitively

Yeah I read that, but the difference between the two can be less than a pound.

That still isn't the point I'm making, so I really could care less if the semantics are off a bit.

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At the end of the day, tobacco and alcohol are legal because they've been integral parts of global society for centuries and, in the case of the latter, millennia. You can't really ban them, they're too intergrated.

Marijuana has not been, and I think the only reason it should be outlawed is because otherwise people will keep pushing the line back until real, dangerous drugs are legalised, e.g. heroin, LSD. Besides, legalising it hasn't done The Netherlands any favours.

Cannabis and Opiates have both been used for tens of thousands of years. Cannabis has even been used for medical purposes for thousands of years.

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Switched out stoner references for obesity references and all the things still apply. Changed things are in bold and the original is below. Tell me why obesity is a justified personal choice and narcotics shouldnt be?

I wasn't aware that you needed narcotics to survive.


I wasn't aware that you needed to be obese to survive.

That's not the point I'm making, but even then you're wrong.
Read it and weep:
http://www.healthnew...-news-2071.html


What was the point you were making then?
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What was the point you were making then?


You miffed the analogy.
Obesity is a condition. Food is a substance.
High is a condition. Narcotics is a substance.

Comparing Obesity directly to Narcotics doesn't fit the analogy Ring made.

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