M12 Blaszczak

Why is Marijuana Illegal and Tobacco Legal?

This is just another example of big corporations firstly, not caring for the well-being of consumers (as tobacco is by far more lethal than marijuana) but also making money the number one priority. The Tobacco industry is a monopoly and can charge any price as their product is highly addictive. Noam Chomsky points out there are people in jail for possession of marijuana who should have no business being there. Marijuana isn’t (fully) legal yet because it is easier to grow without the help of industrialized organization like ones who took over the production of tobacco. This ethical dilemma is just like our first case study from earlier on “dumping.” Businesses will do anything to make a profit, whether it means putting other humans in harm’s way. When money is the priority, morals go out the window.

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