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User avatar #119 - shadowsynergy (04/17/2012) [-]
Now don't get me wrong, I love me some weed.
But weed has killed people, not because of the drug itself, but because of the influence of the drug on people who were stupid anyhow.
Now granted I still think it should be legalized, but what is the point of keeping marijuana illegal whilst alcohol is still out there like nothing is wrong.
User avatar #125 to #119 - itsdasp (04/17/2012) [-]
Right. Alcohol is legal, yet not everyone drinks it all the time. Only the same idiots that do drink alcohol 24/7 will smoke weed 24/7 :3
User avatar #132 to #125 - lolollo (04/17/2012) [-]
I'm getting tired of having to explain simple history to people.

The prohibition is why alcohol is legal. The government tried making it illegal. The result: The government lost money. That's why it's legal.

For ****** sake people...
#141 to #132 - dunworbouit (04/17/2012) [-]
"The prohibition is why alcohol is legal."

Should read like this:

"The prohibition is why alcohol was illegal."

Just sayin'
User avatar #274 to #141 - lolollo (04/17/2012) [-]
Except that the prohibition is why alcohol is legal, and no longer illegal as it was during prohibition because, well you see, when they make something illegal, and it's legal today...there has to be some point where it goes back from illegal to legal. During the prohibition, the government realized that people were making their own alcohol anyway. Not only was this alcohol more dangerous because it wasn't regulated (people were putting all sorts of **** in there), but the government wasn't seeing a cent. That's why prohibition was ended, because more people were dieing, and the government wasn't making any sort of money when they could have been. Alcohol is still legal because the government knows the second it goes back to being illegal, people are going to go back to making bathtub gin and the government will lose money from the taxes they are no longer raking in. How do they know that? Prohibition.

Deal with it.
User avatar #280 to #274 - dunworbouit (04/17/2012) [-]
"Except that the prohibition is why alcohol is legal"
-Prohibition was put in to place in order to make the sale/purchase of alcohol illegal. It was legal prior to prohibition. Therefore prohibition is not why alcohol is legal.

Prohibition ended, and then alcohol was legal again, therefore the LOSS of prohibition is why alcohol is legal.
User avatar #281 to #280 - lolollo (04/17/2012) [-]
I take it as a loss on your part when you have to resort to wordplay just to prove your point.
User avatar #283 to #281 - dunworbouit (04/17/2012) [-]
I take it as a loss on your part when you can't understand how to articulate your point correctly.
User avatar #284 to #283 - lolollo (04/17/2012) [-]
OK then, so where's the part where my point is wrong? Where is the part where I was incorrect in my statement that alcohol is legal because, were it illegal, the government wouldn't see any profit from it?

User avatar #288 to #284 - dunworbouit (04/17/2012) [-]
You are failing to understand that I never stated your point was wrong. In fact, you are correct however the way you worded it is a logical fallacy.
User avatar #292 to #288 - lolollo (04/17/2012) [-]
Then what is the point in all of this? You bored?
User avatar #295 to #292 - dunworbouit (04/17/2012) [-]
I don't see why your history lesson was necessary is all.

#119 and #125 did not seem to have a misunderstanding as to why alcohol was illegal during prohibition, and subsequently overturned for the reasons you specified.
User avatar #296 to #295 - lolollo (04/17/2012) [-]
#119: "but what is the point of keeping marijuana illegal whilst alcohol is still out there like nothing is wrong."

Because there's a very good reason why alcohol is still out there like nothing is wrong.
User avatar #298 to #296 - dunworbouit (04/17/2012) [-]
Seems like the gov't is not learning from their mistake with prohibition then. If there is a very good reason why alcohol is still out there, that 'very good reason' should apply to Ganja as well.

Ganja is 'prohibited', so the mob steps in and supplies bootleg product and the gov't does not see a dime. Replace Mafia with Mexican Drug Cartel.

So #119 is right. What is the point of keeping Ganja illegal when alcohol is allowed?
User avatar #309 to #298 - lolollo (04/17/2012) [-]
This is the part of the argument where either alcohol is as easy to make as cup ramen, or weed becomes rocket science. I've been at this point before. The bottom line is that alcohol is legal because the government is able to reap all sorts of profit from it, and were it illegal people would drink anyway, only since it's unregulated alcohol, it'll be more dangerous and more people will die. The same can't be said about marijuana, which is why it may never be legalized. Everyone likes to say "They can just tax it", but it's not quite that simple. For one, those who keep growing will continue to grow and sell it at less than what the government sells it for.

And no, you're not going to buy the government regulated kind over the cheaper black market stuff. Don't even kid yourself.
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