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 Currently an estimated 87.6% of adult Americans use alcohol - that's around 230 million people who put themselves at risk of liver disease, heart disease, brain damage, addiction and death. And these risks are not unsubstantial for according to the CDC alcohol currently kills 80,000 people/year in the U.S. alone, and the violence and disease it causes wreaks havoc across America.


Alcohol consumers need protection from this scourge! Alcohol consumers need the federal government to legally require all alcohol outlets to provide their customers with the opportunity to choose marijuana instead of alcohol! 


Marijuana is a perfectly suitable alternative to alcohol for the purposes of relaxation and socializing, and has the added benefit of *not* causing liver disease, heart disease, brain damage, emphysema and cancer. And as marijuana is non-toxic it therefore lacks the ability to kill anybody, and its addiction potential is only about that of coffee.


Every pharmacy, every gas station, every supermarket that sells alcohol must be legally required to also sell marijuana. It is no longer good enough for the government to force people away from the least-harmful substance and towards the more-harmful substance! It is no longer good enough for the government to protect a law that INCREASES harm in society!!


1 month, 1 week ago on The Fight against Drug Prohibition Ain’t Over Yet

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As baby boomers grow older it's interesting to note that those of us who defied the law and chose marijuana over alcohol are now enjoying better health and less addiction than those who complied by the prohibitionist regulations. It was wrong of the federal government to force us to risk our freedom in order to protect our health! And it's wrong of the federal government to continue to do this today.

4 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/240633

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As a recreational consumer of alcohol, I'm appalled that I don't have the right to switch from the more harmful substance (alcohol) to the less harmful substance (marijuana). Are our legislators trying to make people LESS safe??

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Marijuana Legalization Movement Likely to Grow Even More in 2015

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@Karen Grube @HerbReese What agenda are you pushing?!! The cartels are rich and powerful BECAUSE of prohibition - the exact same thing happened with alcohol when it was illegal. And who is the modern-day Al Capone now? ..nobody, because criminals can't compete with legally-produced alcohol. 

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Marijuana Legalization Movement Likely to Grow Even More in 2015

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@Karen Grube This doesn't happen with alcohol and it's not going to happen with marijuana either. The state controls who produces and sells these drugs and it doesn't give licenses to criminals. 

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Marijuana Legalization Movement Likely to Grow Even More in 2015

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These days we keep hearing about "legalizing marijuana for recreational use", but what it really appears to be is an attempt to legalize marijuana as a far safer alternative to alcohol.  According to the CDC, alcohol kills 80,000 people every year in the U.S. while marijuana kills none, and marijuana's addiction potential is about on par with coffee. Since marijuana is unquestionably milder, safer and less addictive than alcohol, we could GREATLY reduce the amount of harm and addiction in society by giving people the right to switch from the more harmful drug, alcohol, to the less harmful drug, marijuana.

2 years, 2 months ago on Will Mississippi Become State #19 to Nullify Federal Marijuana Laws?

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Alcohol is significantly more harmful and more addictive than marijuana, while the prohibition on marijuana fuels criminal activity and funds organized crime. We need to contact our legislators and tell them to legalize marijuana like beer and wine.

2 years, 5 months ago on Nullification: Are all Efforts Led by the Right?

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We keep hearing about "legalizing marijuana for recreational use", but what it really appears to be is an attempt to legalize marijuana as a far safer alternative to alcohol.

 

According to the CDC, alcohol kills 80,000 people every year in the U.S. while marijuana kills none, and marijuana's addiction potential is only about that of coffee. 

 

Since marijuana is far safer and far less addictive than alcohol, we could GREATLY reduce the amount of harm and addiction in society by giving people the right to switch from the more harmful drug, alcohol, to the less harmful drug, marijuana. Currently, paranoid old men keep marijuana illegal and make our children LESS safe.

2 years, 6 months ago on Conversation @ http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/26/rebeccas_war_dog_of_the_week_drug_dogs_and_bomb_dogs_thwart_the_taliban_together

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I keep hearing about this "legalizing marijuana for recreational use" stuff, but what they really appear to be trying to do is legalize marijuana as a far safer alternative to alcohol.

 

According to the CDC, alcohol kills 80,000 people every year in the U.S. while marijuana kills none. And marijuana's addiction potential is about on par with coffee. So since marijuana is far safer and far less addictive than alcohol, we could GREATLY reduce the harm and addiction in society by letting people switch from the more harmful drug, alcohol, to the less harmful drug, marijuana. And that would be a good thing. 

 

The only thing is though, people can't switch to marijuana while marijuana's illegal. That's where we come in - we have to tell *our* legislators to legalize marijuana like wine.

2 years, 6 months ago on Colorado Nullification Up 10 Points in Latest Poll

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