Marijuana Is Safer

Marijuana Is Safer Nationally Recognized Marijuana Policy Experts Steve Fox, Paul Armentano, And Mason Tvert Compare And Contrast The Relative Harms And Legal Status Of The Two Most Popular Recreational Substances In The World Marijuana And Alcohol Through An Objective Examination Of The Two Drugs And The Laws And Social Practices That Steer People Toward Alcohol, The Authors Pose A Simple Yet Rarely Considered Question Why Do We Punish Adults Who Make The Rational, Safer Choice To Use Marijuana Instead Of Alcohol Marijuana Is Safer Reaches For A Broad Audience For Those Unfamiliar With Marijuana, It Provides An Introduction To The Cannabis Plant And Its Effects On The User, And Debunks Some Of The Government S Most Frequently Cited Marijuana Myths For Current And Aspiring Advocates Of Marijuana Law Reform, As Well As Anyone Else Who Is Interested In What Is Becoming A Major Political Battle, The Authors Spell Out Why The Message That Marijuana Is Safer Than Alcohol Must Be A Prominent Part Of The Public Debate Over Legalization.Most Importantly, For The Millions Of Americans Who Want To Advance The Cause Of Marijuana Policy Reform Or Simply Want To Defend Their Own Personal, Safer Choice This Book Provides The Talking Points And Detailed Information Needed To Make Persuasive Arguments To Friends, Family, Coworkers, And Elected Officials. A quick pardon the pun distillation of the argument The two most popular recreational nervous system depressants are alcohol and cannabis One is legal, the other is not The legal drug can affect the brain stem and thus cause death by asphyxiation, the illegal one cannot The legal drug is associated with aggressive acts like assault and rape, the legal one is not By discouraging cannabis use, society is pushing people toward a drug that isdangerous for the individual and the public A quick pardon the pun distillation of the argument The two most popular recreational nervous system depressants are alcohol and cannabis One is legal, the other is not The legal drug can affect the brain stem and thus cause death by asphyxiation, the illegal one cannot The legal drug is associated with aggressive acts like assault and rape, the legal one is not By discouraging cannabis use, society is pushing people toward a drug that isdangerous for the individual and the public Legalizing the private use of cannabis by adults would decrease the use of alcohol, freeing up law enforcement resources, raise tax revenue, and improve the public health.Overall I found this book thought provoking in a good way, though I take issue with a couple of their chief assumptions First, I question the percentage of the public who actually vi
Nothing new for marijuana enthusiasts, but a must read for all the people brainwashed by the stigma our society has attached to pot Citing studies, Marijuana is Safer proves that if any substance should be banned between alcohol and marijuana
Great book, great examples and case studies Eye opening. I don t drink alcohol or smoke pot, but I have always wondered why alcohol is legal while marijuana is illegal There is nobody out there who can deny the individual and societal problems that have occurred from people drinking Lost productivity Health issues Domestic abuse Car accidents On any objective measure, marijuana does not come anywhere close to causing those problems Yet we continue to spend millions on arresting and incarcerating pot users while alcohol ab use continues We kno I don t drink alcohol or smoke pot, but I have always wondered why alcohol is legal while marijuana is illegal There is nobody out there who can deny the individual and societal problems that have occurred from people drinking Lost productivity Health issues Domestic abuse Car accidents On any objec
While I have no dog in this fight and my life will not change in any significant way if WHEN marijuana is legalized, I really enjoyed this book and am glad to have plenty of evidence to support legalization A few of the chapters in the middle were preaching to the choir, as I don t believe marijuana is unsafe and I am already aware of the racist implications of the war of drugs But, comparing marijuana to alcohol made many of the arguments muchclear for example, upwards to 70% of do While I have no dog in this fight and my life will not change in any significant way if WHEN marijuana is legalized, I really enjoyed this book and am glad to have plenty of evidence to support legalization A few of the chapters in the middle were preaching to the choir, as I don t believe marijuana is unsafe and I am already aware of the racist implications of the war of drugs But, comparing marijuana
This well written book systematically breaks down the flawed drug laws of this country, in which a substance that is demonstrably worse for the individual and society is not only legal but celebrated, while a safer substance is arbitrarily deemed illegal and its users vilified whether criminally or via an unfounded social stigma It thoroughly explores and compares the effects of alcohol and marijuana, details the expensive burden of marijuana prohibition on our country s legal system, and highl This well written book systematically breaks down the flawed drug laws of this country, in which a substance that is demonstrably worse for the individual and society is not only legal but celebrated, while a safer substance is arbitrarily deemed illegal and its users vilified whether criminally or via an unfounded social stigma It thoroughly explores and compares the effects of alcohol and marijuana, details the expensive burden of marijuana prohibition on our country s legal system, and highlights the enormous economic gain that would come with the legalizing, re
This book was startlingly good I picked it up expecting a pure libertarian argument and was overwhelmed by the coherence and rigor of the authors central argument Because marijuana is far safer than alcohol, many lives will be saved and improved when we legalize marijuana We should make it available to all adults and encourage many of them to choose it over alcohol.The numbers on deaths and injuries from alcohol, including sexual assaults, were really quite starting The correlation betw This book was startlingly good I picked it up expecting
This book was suprisingly good I was a little leary at first, but the information is organized and well presented The theme of the book is simply marijuana is safer It s an in depth look at the differences between weed and alcohol The ideas presented evidently work as this was the basis on the reform to legalize marijuana in Colorado The authors break down myths on weed and explore the benefits of making a less harmful than alcohol substance available legally for adults A compelling read This book was suprisingly good I was a little leary at first, but the information is organized and well presented The theme of the book is simply marijuana is safer It s an in depth look at the differences between weed and alcohol The ideas presented evidently work as this was the basis on the reform to legalize marijuana in Colorado The authors break down myths on weed and explore the benefits of making a less harmful than alcohol subst
I have a habit of going through non fiction books half way and then getting side tracked by a new one I see on the library shelf Such was the case with this one, though I would highly recommend it to someone looking for inspiration for a paper on the subject, or someone looking to shape future public policy This book emphasizes the fact that there is growing support for legalization from members of law enforcement organizations, a fact which may eventually play a key role in determining mariju I have a habit of going through non fiction books half way and then getting side tracked by a new one I s
This is a great reference for both the converted, and parents who worry that legalization and regulation of cannabis will lead to increased usage among teens In today s climate of marijuana prohibition, your average American teen can acquire pot faster than a Domino s pizza Drug dealers don t card At the core of this book is a persuasive argument, and a challenge to our society, which is to recognize the prevalent hypocrisy on the war against drugs, and acknowledge that one of the most dan This is a great reference for both the converted, and parents who worry that legalization and regulation of cannabis will lead to increased usage among teens In today s climate of marijuana prohibition, your average American teen can acquire pot fa

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  • Paperback
  • 209 pages
  • Marijuana Is Safer
  • Steve Fox
  • English
  • 02 October 2017
  • 1603581448