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  •  To be clear, there are many legal things I would (1+ / 0-)
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    never call "not addictive and harmful," including many things I love like video games and wine and chocolate.

    "Not addictive and harmful" is a broad statement.

    •  How do you like (1+ / 0-)
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      "not sufficiently addictive and/or harmful to justify outlawing it completely"?

      •  Agree totally. :) (0+ / 0-)

        But I think in this discussion, language is important.

        My favorite is "Less addictive and harmful than alcohol." That proves the point and gets it across to the masses fairly well, I'd say.

        •  That one's pretty good. (0+ / 0-)

          I might even say "caffeine" rather than "alcohol," as the sale of alcohol is regulated while the sale of caffeine is not.

        •  Try the fact that it is NOT addictive OR harmful (0+ / 0-)

          It's not just "less addictive" it is not addictive at all. And it has never proven to harm anyone, let alone kill anyone, which you cannot say for alcohol, cigarettes, prescription drugs, cars, guns, etc.
          We have to stop thinking it is something that "might be bad but tolerable in certain circumstances".
          It's insanity (and costs us billions upon billions each year) to keep it illegal.

          Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

          by MA Liberal on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 09:29:05 PM PST

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