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A 46-year-old member asked:

Why is weed illegal if alcohol and tobacco are legal?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
Fair question: but one that should be directed more towards the people who write the laws, not to a physician. Alcohol prohibition was tried between 1919-1933 and ultimately repealed with a constitutional amendment rescinding prohibition. Prohibitions against drugs appear sometimes to have very little to do with the actual danger of the drug, and more to do with public perceptions, politics and God knows what.
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