Originally Posted by luvourmother
The reason i mention alcohol when talking about schizophrenia and marijuana use is because in order to understand substance abuse with this disease and its effects you have to look at the whole picture. When compared to marijuana alcohol is much worse and frequently abused by schizophrenics than marijuana. If we made decisions based on what is best for schizophrenics we should be fighting hard to prohibit alcohol. The whole point you are missing is that the association between schizophrenia and marijuana use is not basis for keeping this plant illegal.
You really ought to stop feeding me all those red herrings, they're really not vegetarian.
The fact alcohol is more harmful to schizophrenics does not mean that 1. marijuana is not harmful to them, 2. you weren't telling others harmful misinformation that could jeopardize somebody's health for sakes something used for recreation and 3. both alcohol and marijuana should be legal. Or illegal. It at most means that our drug policies toward marijuana and alcohol are inconsistent. I'm afraid I don't spend that much time worrying about alcohol but I guess if they're ever going to consider banning alcohol, I will listen to the arguments of the proponents of the ban with an open mind. I can't say I'm happy to add another drug to the existing legal mix.
But that you've convinced me of the evils of the bottle...
As for linking the LA Times reasons against 19, you are a parrot and it is sad that you believe(and many other Californians) these blatant lies.
Uh, you were accusing me of believing their reasons for their oppositions to be my own. I didn't read anything about how it would affects the workplace (more like from the California Chamber of Commerce) or extensive details on the effects of marijuana of schizophrenics. But then I'm only subscribed to their weekend papers... If you're really that easily confused, maybe you should consider laying off something...
finally why the HELL would you need to bring up Planned Parenthood in this conversation at all? FYI me getting birth control at planned parenthood has NOTHING to do with the prohibition of marijuana, prop 19 or legalization of drugs at all. (btw an organization can not be compared to a law, FAIL)
I pointed it out because as anyone had spent time arguing with anti-abortionists extensively probably knows, that's one of the arguments they like to come up with. From the silly ones anyway. And nobody who is prochoice cares.
I don't give a rat's ass that Margaret Sanger used PP to advance her racist eugenics agenda when the organization is doing tons to help disadvantaged women and their children many of which are blacks get low cost and free health care just like I don't give a rat's ass that the original intent of the ban was racist when it works toward my ends.
We will have legalization in California and eventually the entire USA, sorry that you can't understand why.
All the reasons for me to donate to the opposition the next time around.