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Nationally recognized marijuana policy experts Steve Fox Paul Armentano and Mason Tvert compare and contrast the relative harms and legal status of the two most popular recreational substances in the world marijuana and alcohol Through an objective examination of the two drugs and the laws and social practices that steer people toward alcohol the authors pose a simple yet rarely considered uestion Why do we punish adults who make the rational safer choice to use marijuana instead of alcohol? Marijuana Is Safer reaches for a broad audience For those unfamiliar with marijuana it provides an introduction to the cannabis plant and its effects on the user and debunks some of the government's most freuently cited marijuana myths For current and aspiring advocates of marijuana law reform as well as anyone else who is interested in what is becoming a major political battle the authors spell out why the message that marijuana is safer than alcohol must be a prominent part of the public debate over legalizationMost importantly for the millions of Americans who want to advance the cause of marijuana policy reform or simply want to defend their own personal safer choice this book provides the talking points and detailed information needed to make persuasive arguments to friends family coworkers and elected officials


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    A quick pardon the pun distillation of the argument The two most popular recreational nervous system depressants are alcohol and cannabis One is legal the other is not The legal drug can affect the brain stem and thus cause death by asphyxiation the illegal one cannot The legal drug is associated with aggressive acts like assault and rape the legal one is not By discouraging cannabis use society is pushing people toward a drug that is dangerous for the individual and the public Legalizing the private use of cannabis by adults would decrease the use of alcohol freeing up law enforcement resources raise tax revenue and improve the public healthOverall I found this book thought provoking in a good way though I take issue with a couple of their chief assumptions First I question the percentage of the public who actually view alcohol and cannabis as substitutes Perhaps they are similar chemically but I find it hard to believe that many people drink solely for the chemical effect Legalization might increase the number of people who see the two as substitutes but the authors made no effort to answer that question produced no studies or statistics despite this being a key point of their entire argument Second the authors argue that legalization will put an end to some of the drug violence currently happening along the US Mexico border The logical problem there is that so long as there is a price incentive to operate on the black market such markets will continue to work and plans I have heard would levy taxes that would actually raise the price of marijuana above what its current black market price is If the price on the black market is less than the legal price it's likely that many people will continue to turn to the black marketStill just the way the book was organized was very intellectually stimulating It's not a comparison I've drawn before I tend to link marijuana and tobacco in my mind due to the similar delivery method and even if you don't fully believe every claim the authors make about marijuana's health effects it's hard to believe they stack up against the littany of alcohol related ills I highly recommend this book whatever your current stance on marijuana is