posted on Mar, 10 2007 @ 03:08 PM
Originally posted by shots
Originally posted by Orwells Ghost
Laws should reflect the culture and circumstance of the land and as I see it, there is a substantial cannabis culture in the states and it is by and
That is very subjective. There are 300 million that will disagree and perhaps only 5 million that will agree. The most important issue here is the
fact that it is Illegal in the US.
you are incorrect sir... as we all will be until marijuana is decriminalized. The study you are quoting says 5 out of 300 american's smoke pot, have
smoked pot, and believe in decriminalization of pot. That stated (though you used no statistics, you just pulled a figure out of your butt...
Marijuana remains the third most popular recreational drug of choice in the United States despite 60 years of criminal prohibition. According to
government figures, nearly 70 million Americans have smoked marijuana at some time in their lives. Of these, 18 million have smoked marijuana within
the last year, and ten million are regular marijuana smokers.
www.dea.gov (kids site)
(Funny no viable statistics on this government drug education page... LOTS OF DISINFO THOUGH)
Marijuana prohibition hasn’t worked. Nearly 100 million Americans have used marijuana, and nearly 15
million use it at least monthly. For three decades running, about 85% of high school seniors have told government
survey administrators that marijuana is “easy to get.”
1. University of Michigan/National Institute on Drug Abuse, Monitoring the Future, 2005, table 13.
2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005, tables G.1 and G.5.
ahhh well... I'm a pothead and it took me 45 minutes to find those citable links... so guess what... I give up... I validated my agrument...
basically none of the stats are valid, because nobody performing the studies can validate 100% the truthfulness of the studied peoples respones.