Originally Posted by ZT3dster
Alcohol, abused, is pretty destructive. I'll grant that. But it has been around since man first learned to ferment. It has been used for millenia. I do not consider it anything near the level of a controlled substance. We tried Prohibition before in this nation. It was a dismal failure.
Tobacco does not destroy lives and families. Pot will degrade your lifestyle. It will expose you to, and make you more susceptible, to harder drugs. Narcotics will degrade your lifestyle as well.
Cocaine used to be legal in this nation and was widely used, until we discovered its destructiveness to people and society.
Alcohol and tobacco are just vices. Drugs and narcotics are outright destructive.
That's a stupid thing to say. Alcohol can be incredibly destructive, to people's bodies, lives, families... I don't really see how you get that pot is "outright destructive" when you only give two weak reasons for it being so. One is that it leads to harder drugs in some cases
- video games might encourage people in some cases
to take a gun into class, but that doesn't mean everyone should be banned from playing them. You're making a massive logical error. The other is that is "degrades your lifestyle", which is again, a bit of a generalisation and an ambiguous phrase. Be more specific.