We've come to a crossroads in our research into the benefits of cannabis that leaves those who still support prohibition comparable to creationists and climate change deniers. None of the reasons given for maintaining prohibition pass the logic test, much less the sniff test, and continuing to push such intellectually dishonest reasoning destroys any credibility a politician could have hoped to still have.
According to a Pew Research survey released this week 69% of Americans believe Marijuana to be safer than alcohol with 54% favoring full legalization. The survey also says that 54% believe legalization will lead to more kids trying marijuana, which defies logic and common sense, but that is what the politicians and police advocates are wanting people to believe. The cold hard fact is that marijuana is the easiest thing in the world for a teenager to get their hands on in the black market, so this danger is utterly ridiculous.
The truth is, even with public sentiment growing there is still a lot of misinformation floating around, some of it purposely and some of it left over from the brainwashing we went through as kids growing up during the Drug War. Here we're going to try to lay out the reasons to support legalization while dispelling any myths we can along the way.