The Legality of Marijuana – R. Thomas

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.