Noam Chomsky – Why Marijuana is Illegal and Tobacco is Legal
I thought the video on why Marijuana is illegal and tobacco is legal was actually quite interesting. I would say that ethically that the tobacco industry is immoral since it is a drug that does way more harm than good for its consumer. Yet, the tobacco industry has been around since the US has been founded. It has embedded in our culture, but so is marijuana. Yet marijuana was placed in the illegal category, but it doesn’t serious health problems like cancer like tobacco does. I think the reason why there is this ethical dilemma is because large corporations are able to influence politicians, so they can continue growing there business without any interference from competition. The government needed to point the figure at drugs and say that they were a danger to our nation that led to the war on drugs, which was become a billion dollar industry. I think that the politics behind drugs is what is unethical.