Noam Chomsky had several valid points in his comparison between the legality of tobacco and the legality of marijuana. Recently, a market for industrial marijuana has been developed and has taken off in the state. When the lethality of each substance is compared, it seems almost intuitive that marijuana should be legal and tobacco illegal. Furthermore, A point I would like to add to Chomsky’s argument is the US age restrictions for these two substances (for marijuana=21+; for tobacco= 19+), the more lethal substance is available at a younger age. Why?
Chomsky provides a strong point, which is that tobacco is exclusively an industrial, whereas marijuana can be grown anywhere, including Alaska! This could explain the legality, price, and age-restriction dilemmas in the US.