Explain this to me… Why is cannabis illegal? Go on. What’s the first answer that comes to mind? It’s a drug? Yes, you’re right. But that’s not an answer. There are lots of drugs that are legal. It’s dangerous? Maybe, maybe not. The jury is still out. But compared to alcohol, definitely not. The centre for disease and control in the US (CDC) reports that nearly 88,000 binge drinking deaths occur each year. There are almost ZERO deaths reported from marijuana use. It causes social harm?