There are so many reasons why marijuana should be legal in a society where alcohol is. If alcohol wasn’t legal then I wouldn’t feel nearly as strong about that matter as I do. I simply think that alcohol is far more damaging than marijuana could ever be. I admit, I may be slightly biased because a large part of my opinion about alcohol has been informed by several people I know personally, who have problems with it.
Those 3 people have caused me more pain in my life than anyone else I know, I also have many friends who smoke medicinal marijuana and none of them have the kind of problems that the people who drink do. I understand that there are often other contributing factors to alcoholism and that it’s human nature for people to seek out things that they believe will help them cope. It’s just my personal belief that when people turn to alcohol, their lives take a far more destructive turn than someone who decided to smoke weed instead. I thought it was odd that we lived in a society where anyone could purchase alcohol if they’re more than 21 but under no circumstances were you able to purchase marijuana legally unless it’s from a dispensary. So, if you have a medical cannabis license and a legitimate health concern then you can buy marijuana. However, all you need is a driver’s license that says you’re 21 years of age in order to purchase alcohol, even though alcohol serves no medical purpose of any kind whatsoever, in fact it more often causes medical concerns.