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Re: Won't be good for legalization
The way I see it, part of the ethical problem with that is that it might only possibly impact the health of those who use (unless, as pointed out already, somebody lights up while driving), and not in a violent or apparent way. This lets everybody (correctly) play the 'It's my body, I can do whatever the hell I want' card. So not legalising seems unnecessary and backwards to some. If, on the other hand, 1) the suggestion of said study is correct and 2) we look at the issue from a utilitarian POV, legalising is letting a part of the society somewhat degrade, and most wouldn't agree with the second of that. That's where I see the arguing coming from. That study could only possibly be bad for the argument, not legalisation.
Why can't it be just like with tobacco though? Everybody smokes non-stop in the 70s and later generations don't, because
there are stronger drugs now propaganda has finally started to work the fascination died out in the face of obvious health effects?