"Nobody ever died because of pot alone."
That's not true. I know someone who died of cancer of the lungs who only smoked pot. They didn't even live with someone who smoked cigarettes, so that's not a possible cause.
Also, a friend once told me how their best friend quit pot because they ran over three people in their car while driving intoxicated on nothing but pot.
I was in a car accident with someone driving who made a ridiculous stupid mistake while intoxicated on nothing but pot.
And besides all of that, over time it can make it impossible to produce serotonin in the brain on your own. My first love's mother isn't able to produce serotonin in her brain without pot anymore.
Serotonin is the chemical that your brain creates that makes you feel happiness. That's right; pot makes you dependent on it for happiness. Sure, that does take about thirty years of smoking every day (give or take), but that doesn't change the fact that it's a serious outcome for all the "stoners" out there.
That said, I still say to make it legal.
People will do what they want, regardless. If it's legal, then cops can stop stealing pot from kids, seriously.
More importantly, then people will stop smuggling, and will be able to trade it freely, which will also be much better.
If it were legal, people would be accustomed to the idea of it, and people would be able to choose to be a casual 'once a year' or 'once a month' smoker instead of sneaking it and hanging out with the wrong sort of people in order to get their hands on it.
Pot is dangerous. Caffeine in dangerous. Alcohol is much more dangerous than either. And to be honest, the sugar, and artificial sweeteners are much more horrifying that pot could ever, ever be. You think your brain not being able to produce serotonin is bad? You think lung cancer is bad? You think memory loss is bad? Research what refined sugar or aspartame will do to you.
Fuck the FDA & Monsanto & Assorted Other Power-Hungry Corrupt Murdering Corporations
Legalize the drug already. The sheeple will be sheeple regardless of pot being legal or not. Now let's talk about something that actually matters...