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Comparing Marijuana to venom is assinine. Unless of couse your making some semantic argument (or something silly like that!) Furthermore, we ingest many thousands of substances considered drugs in the medical sense (what other sense is there?) on a daily basis. Cannabis is different from Venom in many critical ways. So is every 'Poison' unique. I do not deny that Marijuana is a drug in the medical sense. This statement is not my entire argument.
The statement that "Marijuana is not a drug, it is a leaf" is perhaps a flawed semantic argument, but its only aim is to call into incredulity of the scheduling system as per DEA policy that ranks Marijuana in the same category as Heroin and Acid. I don't see Medical Acid card-holders. I don't see anyone arguing that Heroin is helpful to people. If Marijuana is so horrible and dangerous, why do so many people use it so successfully as members of society for decades on end? Marijauna is not Venom either.
scottmil, what about my argument about Alcohol? Alcohol is a drug(though I was not taught these fine semantic boundaries in D.A.R.E.) However, critical thinking, research, science, and common sense (personal experiance and anecdotal evidence) find that Alcohol is a far more dangerous Poison than is Marijuana, even though they are both drugs in the medical sense.
How will you dismiss this argument?
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