mjbok: albatros183: actually overall people are more likely to do things if they are illegal, see prohibitionI can look up the cits if you don't believe me, but this is true for every drug, including coke and heroin, both of which have been legal in the US withing the last 100 years.Funny that within 20 seconds of each other we both used prohibition as a talking point, but used on either side of the spectrum.If you're comparing coke, heroin, or alcohol you would have to do it based on percentage of population, not on raw numbers. For example cocaine was made illegal in 1914 when the population was around 100 million, whereas today it is around 315 million.Also you are comparing drastically different times in the US. The infrastructure and supply chains (both legal and illegal) are not comparable from 100 years ago. There just wouldn't have been the supply and the ways to get it from point a to point b (legal or not) back then that exist today.
hackhix: A Shambling Mound: Really? There is a clinical definition for "pothead?"[25.media.tumblr.com image 451x600]
A Shambling Mound: CPXBRex: Oldiron_79: The number 1 killer in the US is obeisity caused heart disease, and diabeetus complications is in like the top 10, and marijuana gives you the munchies, so how many countless millions of Americans have been killed by the munchies?Recently, someone did a study and found that potheads -- defined as people who smoke TEN or more joints a day, which is just farking crazy -- are the same weight as the general population. So we can more or less rule that out. ;DReally? There is a clinical definition for "pothead?"
Godscrack: Especially if he was already high from something else in his body.
ladyfortuna: It didn't occur to me the first time I looked at this, but I once met someone who was bipolar and went off his meds and decided to smoke some pot because it was his birthday. I was interning with a police department and the apartment complex security called the PD up to handle it (rightly so, in my opinion). He was extremely mellow and I doubt he was a threat, but when the officers asked him the date and his address, he couldn't answer. Inability to answer those questions would scare the hell out of me. We ended up taking him to the hospital as a precaution; I suspect his wife who came home in the middle of all the excitement probably read him the riot act later...
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