> The chart is not entirely accurate. I don't think thc cures cancer, for one. But the > point is valid. Everybody knows people whose lives have been ruined by alcohol. Why > is alcohol legal?
It is a popular belief that the IRS thingy in Spain, called "Hacienda", has its majority of income from taxes on three things: alcohol, smoke, and gasoline. I don't know if that's really true or not, but I'd imagine that removing one third of that is going to have a negative impact.
I'd rather rephrase the question like: Why alcohol is legal and cannabis not?
Or to be overly specific: On what grounds can you argue that alcohol is different enough to cannabis to justify that one is legal while the other is not?
Regarding the statement that cannabis cures cancer, I believe it is mistaken because one of the medicinal uses of cannabis is pain relief for terminal cancer patients. At leas it is (or was) in Spain.
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