Thursday, March 06, 2014

Article: 5 Reasons Marijuana Should Remain Illegal by John Hawkins

It is my conviction that followers of Christ need to be equipped to intelligently discuss whether or not marijuana should be legalized.

In this featured article columnist John Hawkins gives 5 reasons why marijuana should remain illegal.  

Hawkins argues that marijuana should remain illegal because:

1. It's extremely addictive for some people

2. This experiment hasn't worked out so well for Amsterdam

3. Marijuana is terrible for your mental health

4. Marijuana is terrible for your physical health

5. The drug decimates many people's lives

You can read the
entire article here.  Hawkins offers studies and resources throughout for those wanting to dig deeper.

Additionally, here is a great article by Rich Deem that reviews the current scientific literature and what it tells us about so-called "medical marijuana."

Courage and Godspeed,

Chad

1 comment:

Andrew Ryan said...

Apart from number two, all those reasons remain true for cigarettes and alcohol too. Both are addictive for many (if not most), and are bad for your health.

For consistency, opponents of marijuana legalisation should surely argue for the illegality of tobacco and alcohol too.