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Noam Chomsky: Why is marijuana illegal and tobacco legal?

Noam Chomsky: Why is marijuana illegal and tobacco legal?

(2:39) If you're looking for an interesting research project, then here's one. Noam Chomsky speculates on why marijuana is illegal and tobacco legal, when tobacco is so much worse for your health.

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Guest: speedy (1537 days ago)
Latest comment: so we dont end up as washed out pot heads like Noam
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Latest comment: so we dont end up as washed out pot heads like Noam
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Guest: healthy and loving it (1650 days ago)
there has been no evidence to support that marijuana use causes any long term effects to a human being. No one has ever died from pot, and just the opposite of what you say -marijuana has been used to treat many illnesses including schizophrenia. Ive smoked marijuana for over 35 years im a successfull computer systems engineer with a home and a wife. I do not drink alcohol at all. You slightly informed are a moron.
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there has been no evidence to support that marijuana use causes any long term effects to a human being. No one has ever died from pot, and just the opposite of what you say -marijuana has been used to treat many illnesses including schizophrenia. Ive smoked marijuana for over 35 years im a successfull computer systems engineer with a home and a wife. I do not drink alcohol at all. You slightly informed are a moron.
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tornadodog tornadodog (1650 days ago)
why do you not drink alcohol?? do you think it is bad for you??the sad thing is alcohol tobacco and pot are all bad for you in some way but i do believe you should have the right to choose what poison you like and for your info have done all 3
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why do you not drink alcohol?? do you think it is bad for you??the sad thing is alcohol tobacco and pot are all bad for you in some way but i do believe you should have the right to choose what poison you like and for your info have done all 3
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cengland0 cengland0 (1650 days ago)
Not all alcohol is bad for you. I don't drink myself but my doctor says I should drink more red wine. A single glass with a meal is not harmful and can actually be helpful instead. Since I don't drink, my doctor sells me resveratrol which is the component in red wine and is equivalent to what you can get with 600 (I think that's what he said) glasses of wine. The resveratrol (reading from my bottle) "induces apoptosis in unhealthy cells, promotes healthy cell cycle activity, provides antioxidant protection of LDL particles, promote normal SIRT-1 gene activity."
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Not all alcohol is bad for you. I don't drink myself but my doctor says I should drink more red wine. A single glass with a meal is not harmful and can actually be helpful instead. Since I don't drink, my doctor sells me resveratrol which is the component in red wine and is equivalent to what you can get with 600 (I think that's what he said) glasses of wine. The resveratrol (reading from my bottle) "induces apoptosis in unhealthy cells, promotes healthy cell cycle activity, provides antioxidant protection of LDL particles, promote normal SIRT-1 gene activity."
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tornadodog tornadodog (1650 days ago)
its not the alcohol that good for you its the other parts in the wine that are.small amounts of most things do no harm but as above a 35yrs of one of the 3 will cause harm of some sort
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its not the alcohol that good for you its the other parts in the wine that are.small amounts of most things do no harm but as above a 35yrs of one of the 3 will cause harm of some sort
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Guest: slightly informed (1651 days ago)
it is just a bad for your lungs or worse because it burns hotter, it also causes much more mental illness espc. schizophrenia he is talking rubbish mostly, the history and economics may be good
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it is just a bad for your lungs or worse because it burns hotter, it also causes much more mental illness espc. schizophrenia he is talking rubbish mostly, the history and economics may be good
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Guest: Spartacus (1651 days ago)
You're not slightly informed, you're totally disinformed. Cut the bull.
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You're not slightly informed, you're totally disinformed. Cut the bull.
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Guest: (1651 days ago)
I think there is quite a lot of research showing the link with schizophenia. therefore spartacus is an idiot
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I think there is quite a lot of research showing the link with schizophenia. therefore spartacus is an idiot
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cengland0 cengland0 (1650 days ago)
Care to share a link from an expert? Without a link as reference, the research didn't happen.
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Care to share a link from an expert? Without a link as reference, the research didn't happen.
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