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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
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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
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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
 
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