Advocating smoking cannabis over tobacco is like advocating being run over by a motorcycle instead of a truck. I do think it should be decriminalized, since we've wasted billions on the war against life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.<quoted text>
Oh, lighten up. I actually don't like the criminalization of casual smokers of marijuana.
But to say smoking weed in public is more acceptable than tobacco is ludicrous. It may not have the harmful chemicals but it has other effects that others may not want to be subjected to.
It looks like the next battle the DEA and FDA want to start is against "vaping" - which has no tar, no smoke and whose (typically food grade) ingredients are easily analyzed and regulated. The leaders in the charge against vaporizers are the same pharma companies that sell smoking cessation products, nebulizer and chemo drugs. Go figure.