At 2/5/13 08:27 PM, Ceratisa wrote:
How many drugs are legalized for their pure recreational use?
You know what dopamine and endorphins are? That's right, the bodies natural highs.
People do the most crazy shit like jumping out of planes hundreds of times.. just for recreation.
Drive fast cars. Run until they drop down dead.
Is that illegal? No.
Food releases both as far as i'm aware. That's the bodies "reward system".
Heart disease is the world's #1 killer. There are food addicts.
Epidemic disease like diabetes related to poor diets and bad foods.
Millions dying every year.
Is going to a greasy fast food outlet illegal? No.
Sex probably releases both.
You and i would not exist if they didn't.
It's causing overpopulation, hunger and millions of deaths.
Is recreational sex illegal? No.
So what's your point?
Because i can do it sitting down, healthily, and while working at my computer.
Not affecting anyone, and at much less risk than any "natural high".
Why isthat still illegal?
Once again bringing up how harmful alcohol is, is not a pro marijuana argument. It is a anti alcohol argument.
Alcohol is special. You drink, and it makes you thirsty (alcohol dehydrates) and you drink some more.
The more you drink the more you want to drink because you lose the function of reason.
You keep on drinking and your chances to die are very high.
It's a poison. Advertised everywhere. Billboards.. at children. That should be illegal.
That's why we compare with marijuana.
On a dating site i can't even say i smoke marijuana. (they censor my profile when i added it)
But they have smoking and drinking. And it's all over the dating site. Mentioned twice on some pages.
That is either ill-informed or immoral, so the comparison needs to be made.
And it doesn't mean that we want alcohol prohibition.. ("anti-alcohol" like you said).
It just means there is very real harm caused by legal drugs, and very safe alternatives are still illegal.
How many people are "forced" to drink and smoke simply because having a joint is too risky? (jail, etc).
That's why we talk about (current) legal and easily available drugs.