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On Michigan Proposal 1

November 4th, 2008

Anonymous left a comment on Medical Marijuana in Michigan:

This article hurts the proposal more than helps it…while medicinal marijuana may prove beneficial, there are significant reasons why marijuana should not be legalized to the general public.

The crux of my post was, “Who cares if medicinal marijuana is on the ballot?” Medical marijuana may be a step in the right direction, but the real issue is “Why can’t (allegedly) free people be allowed to use it?”

I wonder why he didn’t list the “significant reasons”… Like the junk science that suggests marijuana is more harmful than tobacco? Nice try.

There may be a number of reasons why you’d prefer to abstain from the substance, but there is not a single, reasonable argument you can put forth to justify the violent interference with an adult’s peaceful and private decision.

Keep this in mind at all times: We’re not talking about you, trying to rationally convince people that they’re wrong. We’re talking about violence, perpetrated by agents of the State, against people who happen to have a habit that you simply don’t like.

That is, using all of the power and guns of the government, to force your opinions and beliefs upon those with whom you disagree.

Sorry, it’s never reasonable for a mature, rational adult to use violence in such a manner. Ever.

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