Ok so I've been comparing these two drugs with each other for a while now, but I've never been curious enought to search it on google, and I found something really interesting in a blog.
"Drug War propaganda has infiltrated our lives to such an extreme that we no longer notice ridiculous logical fallacies applied to everyday situations."
"Coffee drinkers themselves even perpetuate the idea that the magical ingredient in that morning cup of Jo exerts some kind of mind control."
Scientists say otherwise, however:
"The World Health Organization as well as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders both scoff at the notion that caffeine should be grouped in the same category as illicit drugs, pointing out the modern tendency to overuse the word “addiction.” "
Here’s where the rabbit trail begins. Illicit drugs aren’t all addictive (think marijuana), and some of the most lethal drugs are addictive and legal (think, most obviously, tobacco and alcohol).
And in some article they say that:
"A mug of coffee cuts through the morning fog and gives us something to chat over before trudging off to our cubicles, but the habit is more social and psychological than it is physical. Cutting caffeine out of your diet may throw you a little off kilter, but it won’t inspire you to lie, cheat or steal."
But wait, Marijuana use ‘inspires’ lying, cheating or stealing? Of course not. But see how easy it is for the writer to automatically assume we should categorize all illegal controlled substances as ‘bad’, while ignoring legal drugs that actually are ‘bad’ for us?
Pfft. Talk about jumping to unreasonable conclusions.
There’s no relationship between the drugs we criminalize and addiction; and there’s certainly no logical argument that addiction can be defined by what the legislature decides to send folks to jail or prison for.