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Weed or Whiskey Picture a young adult in his late teens lying on a cold dry medal slab dead from an alcohol overdose Now imagine a boy or girl roughly the same age smoking or eating marijuana and living to see another day Why should a drug as deadly as alcohol be legal when a much safer drug marijuana is illegal I think that marijuana should be legalized and alcohol should be illegalMany rumors have circulated about the harmful health factors of weed Speculations include the deterioration of brain cells cancer of the lungs cause of birth defects impotence in males and lower intelligence levels Most of these factors are not proven Scientific studies of this drug prove inconclusive results Actually not much study has been done on marijuana to prove or disprove these theories Now more than ever there are even more experiments and advances involving marijuana to find out the side effects of this drug Alcohol on the other hand has been proven to deteriorate the liver and is a depressant that slows down heart and brain activity Alcohol can even poison the bloodstream to the extent of death Marijuana alone has been proven not to kill one of its users The word of the majority is that weed causes cancer but studies prove that the only victims of this death were also cigarette smokers or other tobacco users Not only are there harmful speculations about weed but there are healthy examples too Some hippies have documented that weed is good for the eyesight That is also a theory that has had limited experimental evidence backing it up Some theories include marijuana opens the capillaries of the lungs and is a much more cleaner lighter smoke than tobacco smoke Since the limited amount of studies these theories can not be proven without a reasonable doubt the findings are just skeptical Alcohol is proven to be healthy if taken at a slight daily
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