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Should the sale and consumption of alcohol be further restricted or possibly banned?

  • Its only logical.

    Marijuana is a terrible thing that ruins lives, its addictive, makes people do stupid things without thinking, and kills thousands, perhaps even millions. Alcohol ruins more lives, marriages and families. It is way more addictive and its abuse leads to higher crime rates. Alcohol poisoning and alcohol related injuries account for more deaths in America than marijuana as well. If marijuana is illegal, its only logical to ban every drug deadlier and more destructive than it. While it is true prohibition was an utter failure, so is marijuana prohibition, and we still keep up that fight. Adults aren't intelligent enough to exercise free will. They must be spoon fed by the government !

  • If cannabis is too "dangerous" to be legal, alcohol should DEFINITELY be criminalized.

    Marijuana is a terrible thing that ruins lives; it's addictive, makes people do stupid things without thinking, and kills thousands, perhaps even millions. Alcohol ruins more lives, marriages, and families. It is way more addictive and its abuse leads to higher crime rates. Alcohol poisoning and alcohol-related injuries also account for more deaths in America than marijuana. If marijuana is illegal, its only logical to ban every drug deadlier and more destructive than it. While it is true prohibition was an utter failure, so is marijuana prohibition, and we still keep up that fight.

  • Alcohol kills many people.

    Alcohol is a very bad substance. It kills many people each day and it ruins hundreds of lives. ALCOHOL SHOULD BE BANNED, NOT RESTRICTED!!!! More people die from alcohol than marijuana but it is still not banned like marijuana! BAN THE BOOZE!!! Get it out of our day to day lives and arrest people who drink that ridiculous stuff.

  • It's as harmful as any of the other drugs.

    It's a major cause of death around the world. It's more harmful than cannabis and ecstasy and almost as harmful as heroin. It's one of main causes of public disorders and crime. It has devastating effect on your body and is one of the main causes of cancer and organ failures. It should be fully banned and criminalized along with. There should be strict limitations introduced in its use. http://www.ias.org.uk/resources/publications/alcoholalert/alert200701/al200701_p8.html
    People when will you open your eyes? All we need is some weed, ecstasy, a drop of LSD and to chew on Khat leaf every now and than, or do some poppers. That's pretty much it.

    This is a joke - there are more dangerous legal substances there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT'S BEEN PROVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!! You all keep worrying about the little ones. Most of the research proves that those substances that are being banned, now proved fatal only - or almost only - when mixed with alcohol, or ketamie, or cocaine, or heroin.

  • Duh

    Seriously folks, we all know this stuff is really bad for you. Have a puff off of my vaporizer and a sip of my caffeine free tea. The known problems are just too many for this substance. What has it done for you lately? And funny enough, most whom oppose this would scoff at pot.

  • Alcohol is involved in 75% of violent crimes

    It is also well established that it will impair brain development in those under 25, it is addictive, it damages un born babies, it causes much hardship.

    How could we as a society support such a thing.

    People say there is free will for people to drink, but this is the same as saying there is free will for people to hurt or even kill others.

  • The drinking age should be raised to 25 I think.

    The reason I believe that the drinking age should be raised is that between the ages of 18 and 24 you are still growing and learning and drinking does not help with your judgment at these ages.

    Posted by: 5h4rkEmar
  • It is additive and makes who do foolish descions.

    Once a person drinks a bit of it, he most likely will want more of it. It also makes a person out of his/her mind, and do foolish descions. That is why in casinos and places of auction
    bidding, alcohol is very readyly avaliable. Alcohol is also the number one reason for road accidents and child abbuse.

  • I think that alcohol should be further restricted to prevent some of the issues that occur.

    There are so many young people that get alcohol before the age of 21 and their should be better restrictions on this issue. If someone is found to be buying for underage children it should put them into a lot of trouble causing them to not want to this. Alcohol causes so many unnecessary deaths that could be prevented somehow.

    Posted by: B3rkIffy
  • Alcohol is not at all good for consumption as it is semi synthetic and can hurt the body and brain.

    When you drink alcohol, you are poisoning your body and that is why you urinate so quickly. Your kidneys suspect you have something toxic so it filters out those bad things. Alcohol causes brain damage and seizures when over time, it is abused. It doesn't come from plants and it is man made. It is also the source of depression and anxiety problems.

    Posted by: waffletime
  • No, I think the drinking age should actually be lowered.

    When we are 18, we can buy cigarettes, which are way more harmful than alcohol. When we are 18 we are legally adults. Why can't we have a beer? Lowering it would cause less arrests because if it was lower, less people drinking underage would be arrested, because they wouldn't be underage anymore. Young people drink because they think it's "coo?" Because you have to be older to do it. But if we lower it, then there's not much special about it anymore. There's a million other reasons why too, but I think I made my point.

  • Sale and consumption of alcohol should not be banned, because prohibition showed what a bad idea that was

    Corner shops, pubs and supermarkets have alcohol that is not selling. Loads of people are prevented to buy alcohol because of their expensive pricing. Therefore people lose businesses by not making profit after buying the actual products. Millions of people around the world are in poverty or in debts. Alcohol can change their moods and put a happy smile on their face. But how will they be able to retrieve this without enough money. Sales on alcohol can change this. Everyday! Every single day at least 2 or 3 alcohol businesses get ripped away by this lack of selling. Alcohol consumption is a staple of American culture. In fact, in many situations, it is as American as apple pie. Banning the sale or consumption of alcohol would essentially rob the government of crucial tax dollars. It would also create a black market in moon shining and raise crime rates as a result. By supporting my view restriction in alcohol can be banned. If there is a stop to sale there will be a stop to freedom, a stop to alcohol permanently, and a stop to businesses.

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  • Historic events show it will only bring more trouble.

    As we have seen in the Prohibition of the 1920's, the banning of alcohol only took to the skies the numbers of violence due to organized crime. Even if alcohol is banned, people would still demand, so criminals have their chance of becoming rich by selling their product, which is easy to make and probably more dangerous than certificated alcohol (legal alcohol).

  • It is good

    Because on the yes side they have never smoked or drank before.Maybe if they tried it, their minds would change to no,,,, teens should be able to drink and smoke cannabis to have fun with their friends!!! #YOLO!, if they do ban booze, the owners of bars and pubs would loose their business that they worked and spent money on!

  • More Problems Could Occur!

    It can cause a lot more problems with the society. If you ban something everyone else will want to get it especially the people who already have been using it. Some people support on it because they have had it all there life. They could end up dying because they aren't use to not having it and their body could act hard on it. Plus Banning it would be bad for everyone. Yes they should add more restrictions to bars and stuff, especially towards teens but the government shouldn't ban alcohol.

  • Responsible Liquor Trading

    The legal outlets are not the cause of dangerous patterns of alcohol abuse. The illegal outlets supply at any place at any hour. The alcohol abuse starts at home where kids grow up, accepting their parent's behaviour as normal. If kids can be taught to avoid touching a hot stove, they could be taught how to respect anything, also alcohol. Expose them to wine from an early age and it would not be funny to them. First time drinkers at 18 years or so usually binge drink to show their piers they are no adults. Education and training are most important and the eradication of illegal suppliers.

  • Too many negatives

    People have consumed alcohol ever since. Further restrictions or banning would give rise to a plethora of problems that'll be even more difficult to grapple with. Just like the laws of supply and demand, people should have the right to weigh in the good and bad judge for themselves - we have schools and the media to do this. People should have the right to choose. The level of moderation should be influenced by the above mentioned institutions. Cheers!

  • Too many negatives

    People have consumed alcohol ever since. Further restrictions or banning would give rise to a plethora of problems that'll be even more difficult to grapple with. Just like the laws of supply and demand, people should have the right to weigh in the good and bad judge for themselves - we have schools and the media to do this. People should have the right to choose. The level of moderation should be influenced by the above mentioned institutions. Cheers!

  • Sale and consumption of alcohol should not be banned, because Prohibition showed what a bad idea that was.

    We already tried the banishment of alcohol from the nation during Prohibition, and it lead to the rise of organized crime and gang warfare. That eventually lead to the repeal of Prohibition. We still haven't learned this lesson, as many drugs are prohibited and costs us lives and millions of dollars in our losing War on Drugs.

    Posted by: FlakyHerb64

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