Why is marijuana illegal vs. 151 proof liquor?
I have never used either, but it seems that marijuana would be less dangerous to the public hard liquor. zot...if alcohol is not that addictive, why are there sooooooo many alcoholics. So I guess you are saying that grass is illegal not for health reasons, but because it cannot be easily taxed.
Asked By: Wait a Minute - 9/3/2008
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Most likely due to tax reasons.. i can easily grow tons of pot and sell it... pot requires minimal amounts of effort to grow.. it literally is a weed... More
Answered By: Paul G - 9/3/2008
Additional Answers (8)
Because marijuana is far more addicting (no matter what the stoners say studies have proven this) than alcohol. Also marijuna kills brain cells (again no matter what stoners say this is a fact) and alcohol only does in very high amounts.
Answered By: zotdirector - 9/3/2008
Music Zone, Zot above is correct - but another reason is that the booze industry has a strong lobby, and they donate to a lot of political campaigns. "Ranger"
Answered By: earanger - 9/3/2008
that zot kid dosnt kno shattt, achol is way way more addicting. weed isnt a physical addiction like liquor and cigs. http://www.spencerrecovery.com/marijuana-addiction.html weed was made illegal back in the day cuz people where losing money on it.
Answered By: a b c d e f g h - 9/3/2008
weed is a plant that grows like wild fire any one can grow it which the government is only worried about is taxing the trade of this substance which will be almost impossible due to the fact that you can grow the weed in cup of water without firm soil.but in the case of any alcohol chemical there is taxation throughout... More
Answered By: Dfgd G - 9/3/2008
It is easy to tax booze compared to weed. It grows anywhere and a few plants can make a good profit, easy to hide. Compared too alcohol which requires large cooking and fermenting vessels and lots of water and raw materials, very hard to hide.
Answered By: MasterPython - 9/3/2008
Both are drugs... More
Answered By: Miss Blue & Ruby too. - 9/3/2008
it is kind of good that marijuana is illegal because if not it would have carcinogens pumped into it so it would be addictive, as do cigarettes. 151 proof liquor is just cheaper for the hard core alcoholic to get drunk....
Answered By: In pursuit - 9/3/2008
It's the tax thing. The big bulk importers and exporters are organized criminals. They really don't want government control or oversight of their business, which is what legalization would bring. The expense of the loss of a big load or two now and again is a lot cheaper than what they'd be paying in taxes.
Answered By: grumpy geezer - 9/4/2008
(89) Local Jobs Paying $19-$97 Per Hour- Available Today. Apply Now!
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Over 471 Local Jobs Available. Hiring Now – Apply Today!
Part-time, Full-time, Work at Home - Hiring Now. Find a job and apply.
Other Career Questions
What jobs are there in the business field that are night jobs? Places and job titles please. Im have a BA in Business Admin and looking for a night job, already have a morning/day job.
Enumerate these jobs Say, patent application writting. patent application writing. In a company, what jobs are needed to keep confidential?
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.