Well as it just so happens, I have some real statistics right here in front of me. These are only for the state I live in but as you can imagine it's far worse nation wide.
Number of people in Florida who died with alcohol in their system in 2009: 4,046.
Number of people in Florida who died with from prescription drug use in 2009: 2,488.
Number of people in Florida who died from marijuana use in 2009: ZERO
*These statistics are from Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
@Zyk: perhaps your friend is just a fucking idiot.
@ The colored guy: Maybe you should just stick to Malt Liquor.
I've been very successful self employed for 13 years and physically I'm in better shape than 99% of the people who are currently reading this text. So I guess 30 years of marijuana smoking hasn't affected me in such a negative way....hmm go figure.
Don't be unhappy for what you don't have, instead be happy for what you have.