Thursday, October 15, 2009

Some laws/wars make absolutely no sense........imilla

Some facts are interesting. An example:

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) was first isolated by Raphael Mechoulam, Yechiel Gaoni, and Habib Edery from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel in 1964

Some statistics are interesting. Some examples:

Annual Causes of Death in the United States

Tobacco 435,000
Poor Diet and Physical Inactivity 365,000
Alcohol 85,000
Microbial Agents 75,000
Toxic Agents 55,000
Motor Vehicle Crashes 26,347
Adverse Reactions to Prescription Drugs 32,000
Suicide 30,622
Incidents Involving Firearms 29,000
Homicide 20,308
Sexual Behaviors 20,000
All Illicit Drug Use, Direct and Indirect 17,000
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Such As Aspirin 7,600
Marijuana 0

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  1. Before you excite everyone about the last statistic...Marijuana should fall as a sub-category of Tobacco as they have similar body killing properties.

  2. Good point Elchy

    The statistics support 2 arguments:

    a)Alcohol and tobacco should be criminalised/made illegal
    b)Marijuana should be de-criminalised/legalised