Dutch Wrote: AMC I agree with you that all substances like weed, alcohol, heroin, pills, etc. impair your brain. Like most traffic accidents are from D.U.I cases. as well often from prescription drugs. Sorry to say we are number one in the world where that happens, as well number one on gun killings. So I suggest that we wave some more flags that will help.
I really don't want to muddy this thread up with gun talk. But I have to say; Are you saying the U.S. is number one in the world for gun killings? Because that is very inaccurate.
Here is a few random links I've provided to shed light on your opinion.
Honduras has way higher homicide by firearm than the U.S.
Quote from article. "The dubious distinction of having the most gun violence goes to Honduras, at 68.43 homicides by firearm per 100,000 people, even though it only has 6.2 firearms per 100 people." This to me is 100% proof that even with a lower firearm per person rate, it is still a problem. In other words, no matter how many guns are out there, if someone wants to use one, they will get their hands on one.
Norway is ranked number one for firearm fatalities. I do understand the population difference. It has been accounted for in the chart.
Now, for good measure, here is a chart that says U.S. is number one. But also notice the disclaimer at the bottom of the article.
"The rate in several developing countries, particularly in Latin America, is significantly higher. Honduras, which has been called the murder capital of the world, has an average firearm murder rate that's about 20 times America's. But make no mistake: For a rich, developed country, the U.S. gun-related homicide rate is very, very high."
The U.S. hits number one on their chart because they are not accounting for population like all the other charts.
I know you have a locked steel case around America being a backyard barbecue, filled with guns, murders, rebel flags, and beer. But in these cases, facts need to be presented and not just opinions.
Also, to get back to the thread topic. I am completely for medical marijuana. It does an incredibly more amount of good than anything else.