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Morality vs. Practicality

Posted by Michael Dickens on April 24, 2009

On some issues, I am torn between morality and practicality. For example, legalizing marijuana.

The moral side: Marijuana is harmful and should be illegal.

The practical side: People will smoke marijuana whether it is legal or not, and if it is legal then the government can tax it.

From a moral standpoint, marijuana should be illegal. But there are practical benefits to legalizing marijuana. So the question is, should we look at it from a purely moral standpoint, or should we also look at real-life considerations? I do not feel that I can properly consider the question at this time. So leave a comment about how you feel on the issue of morality vs. practicality.

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