Saturday, February 21, 2015
Alcohol has been part of every society for thousands of years and we still have problems with it. Will marijuana really improve our nation? Will it help to keep us competitive with other nations? If it causes only half of the 10,000 traffic related deaths alcohol causes, is that okay?
Many well known mass murderers have been heavy marijuana users including George Hennard who shot up Luby's Cafeteria in Texas and 23 were killed and 20 injured. Jared Lee Loughner attacked U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, and he killed 6, and injured 13 people in the attack. Is there some effect on the minds of a small percentage of the population that leads them to mass murder? Not only do we not know, we are not even looking.
The people in the media who want marijuana legalization often ignore marijuana use by criminals or simply indicate "drug use" or "convictions for drug use" in stories they write. Marijuana was illegal for 100 years everywhere in the world for good reason, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.