Keep in mind alcohol and cigarettes are dangerous, too. And tobacco is "natural" for those who think mother nature can't produce poison on her own (really guys?). Marijuana lacks the wealth of data on its health effects that cigarettes have because it's unethical to do studies on illegal substances (here, you guys do meth for six months, you guys just hang out, and we'll regroup; weed isn't as dangerous, but it's the same legal problem). The health effects are also more long term, unlike cocaine, which can land you in the ER and give you a data point. Alcohol and cigarettes are legal, so it's easy to study them. The little we do know, according to doctors and WebMD, is that it's clearly not good for your health.
I believe any drug that serves no medical purpose should be classified as a dangerous drug. Weed and alcohol might seem harmless because so many people use it, but drugs affect people in different ways. Some people might use weed for a long period of time and it starts to have affect on them so they move on to an even more dangerous drug.
Marijuana should be classified as a dangerous drug, as it is now. Currently, the government classifies marijuana as a schedule 1 drug, meaning it has no medical purpose, and is habit forming. Marijuana is addictive, and makes it's users lazy, not to mention it damages their lungs, just like a cigarette. Now, THC lollipops and other non smokeable formations are just as bad addiction wise, and should be kept illegal.
No, it a harmless substance. Marijuana is not addictive, does not have long term health affects, and have pain killing benefits as well. Weed has been shown to be less dangerous than alcohol, a legal substance and is only illegal because of the cigarette and alcohol lobbyists in politics. It should be legalized so the government can regulate and tax it.
I consider a dangerous drug one that can be more harmful that helpful. Meth, for example, is a drug that can actually kill and be extremely addictive. There have been no studies that have shown marijuana is addictive or that it is bad. While it is classified as a drug, it still serves medical purposes such as relief for cancer patients and depression. Plus, weed is not nearly as harmful as tobacco or alcohol.
There are no safe drugs, whether the FDA approves of them or not. Most drugs have side effects. The real issue about marijuana seems to me to be that if it were legal, people could grow it themselves and not rely on a big pharmaceutical company to produce it. If people could grow their own, perhaps they would use marijuana instead of alcohol which is a big industry that hauls in high taxes also. Government could legalize it, but it is so easy to grow that people would not need to actually buy it. Perhaps people would not need Xanax if they had free and easy access to marijuana, so legal marijuana would be a competitive product to a lot of legal drugs that are easier to control.
Marijuana is not addictive, does not have long term health affects, and have pain killing benefits as well. Weed has been shown to be less dangerous than alcohol, a legal substance and is only illegal because of the cigarette and alcohol lobbyists in politics. It should be legalized so the government can regulate and tax it.