M12 Gilman

Why Marijuana is Illegal and Tobacco is Legal?

I have always looked at this situation through the ill-informed lense of when it was made illegal.   The amount of scientific information we have now is much greater than when it was made illegal.   Many other drugs with cognitive impairing effects have shown really negative side effects.   Seeing this pattern would lead others to believe that marijuana would have negative side effects as well.   It would be more logical to believe marijuana would follow the rule rather than being the exception.   Tobacco doesn’t seem to have negative effects on cognitive ability.   Now that we have better technology and better understanding we might look back at today saying how ridiculous we sound.