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As tobacco is effectively being made illegal? There's a lack of consistency in that!
Tobacco isn't actually illegal. I wouldn't be surprised if tobacco is restricted in future years, though (not that I'm pushing for that, just observing).
Tobacco literally kills millions of people. Everything is proven and has been for years. The worst that marijuana has ever done is thrown a person in jail thanks to the unnecessary law, not harm a person directly. Especially at the horrible extent that tobacco does.
Tobacco will never be illegal. I think they should legalize marijuana. I honestly believe that having it illegal is harming the community even more. Just like with prohibition when it created more violence and did more harm than good. Just like with guns; being if you make them illegal to the public outright, it's my educated opinion that there would be gun runners on the streets overnight just like pot dealers.
I agree that it would be a horrible idea if both substances ended up being illegal, one is certainly bad enough. I can see how some people might push for tobacco to be illegal, though. Wouldn't be surprised if it gained traction but I don't think it will change anything. There would be way too much outrage so I totally agree about the chaos that would follow.
I obviously totally agree with your stance on marijuana as well, as you can see from my blog post haha. I think in the next generation there will be a lot of states that will allow medicinal and even some recreational marijuana usage. Just a hunch, though.
Anti-tobacco legislation is making it more and more difficult to consume. It is effectively becoming illegal. That ensures a certain inconsistency with the 'legalise cannabis' crowing. Note also that those who support legalisation will often inappropriately argue that the product is benign
Restrictions may be getting tighter in public areas but you will always be able to use tobacco on your own property. If marijuana is legalized then I suspect it will have virtually identical restrictions.
Its becoming more and more like a ban. That reflects the failure of 'sin tax' and the health consequences concerned. The legalisation brigade are certainly hiding from that reality