Marijuana is safer so why are we driving people to drink 2nd edition steve fox paul armentano mason tvert on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in 2012 voters in colorado shocked the political establishment by making the use of marijuana legal for anyone in the state twenty one years of age or older in the wake of that unprecedented victory. Paul armentano deputy director of norml the national organization for the reform of marijuana laws and co author of marijuana is safer so why are we driving people to drink is mentioned in the following article by jessica bennett that appeared on september 9th on the newsweek website home grown reefer madness. Through an objective examination of the two drugs and the laws and social practices that steer people toward alcohol the authors pose a simple yet rarely considered question why do we punish adults who make the rational safer choice to use marijuana instead of alcohol marijuana is safer reaches for a broad audience. The following is an excerpt from the just released bookmarijuana is safer so why are we driving people to drinkby steve fox paul armentano and mason tvert chelsea green 2009 dateline . Citing studies marijuana is safer proves that if any substance should be banned between alcohol and marijuana its alcohol not that the authors would want it to be banned they understand that not only is marijuana use mush safer for individuals and society as a whole than alcohol but prohibition doesnt work
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