Pretty much. I never used to think so, but I think the fact that so many kids drink and drive is alarming. If I go somewhere with someone who is drinking, I always make sure they get home alright (or don't drive themselves). I don't want to sound like a hero, but I don't want my friends dead.
But since marijuana is safer than the drugs legally available, then why not? Alcohol can definitely ruin someone's life. Marijuana would only be able to do that is if you spent every penny you have to be able to smoke 24/7. Which can be fun every so often... but completely ridiculous. I've never met someone who is THAT dependent on the drug. And anyone who does have that hardcore of a dependency has a mental disorder to begin with.
Remember, no one has ever died of marijuana use. I'm assuming you believe all drugs should be illegal and I can totally understand where you're coming from. Its just that there are different people who enjoy themselves in different ways. People have been using drugs forever and by making it illegal has not, and will not, stop the use of drugs.
You have no idea how much I hate seeing ads for anti-depressants and sleeping pills. That shit is scarier to me than some guy who wants to take a bong rip.
I guess so, but I feel like I've experienced it first hand. My friend has regularly smoked for four years of high school and as of right now, his memory is totally shot. He's just one example of too much usage being detrimental. That may not be deadly but it sucks all the same. Making it legal would just make the usage more frequent. You could never stop drug usage all together.