Via Radley’s tweet, here is what some prohibitionists apparently think is a good argument for continuing prohibition.
Seriously? That’s the best you’ve got?
This is from CADFY (Community Alliances for Drug Free Youth), who have this gem of a response regarding the relative dangers of marijuana and alcohol…
The pro-legalization supporters will say:
â€œMarijuana is safer than alcohol, yet itâ€™s illegal.â€
- If we applied that standard, alcohol would be illegal and crack-cocaine would be legal, since alcohol use trumps all other drugs with respect to its contribution to violent crime.
- Alcohol, unlike marijuana or any other illegal drug, has a long, wide-spread history of use in Western culture, dating back to the Old Testament and Ancient Rome.
- Yes, marijuana has been used for a while, but not in a broad, wide-spread manner like alcohol.
Here’s the group at a press conference prior to the California hearings on legalization. This looks like the cast of extras in a Mel Brooks movie.
Note that they’re all wearing the “Seriously?” buttons.