Probably because alcohol kills far more people than weed and is much more physiologically debilitating when abused (such as destroying your liver or getting alcohol poisoning or drunk driving).
Weed can absolutely be mentally addictive, but so can cheeseburgers and classical musical cds. It's chemical addiction is slim to nil. By the way I don't smoke weed on a regular basis but do occasionally when others offer, much like most of my friends, so there's goes your ridiculous generalization.
More on topic, I found the original article a little ignorant by the fact that it finds 'irony' in the fact that Joe wasn't the one with the drug addiction problem. Joe is a very balanced person and I would be totally shocked to find out he was being adversely affected by substance abuse. The problem is of course the errant perception that all drugs are equal and illegal drugs are worse. 'Ironically' enough, for some people taking one drug can lead you to being more aware of not taking another, more harmful ones, as might be the case with Joe and hallucinogens.
I was more using a turn of phrase than compairing it to alchohol.
Ridiculous generalization? Man I couldn't be further from a top hat wearing monacle dropping daily mail reader who think's the roughians today outta be shot. I still smoke weed occasionally myself and was a pretty big smoker like 2 years ago. I'm not 'judging' anyone mate.
Did I or anyone else in here say Joe has a substance abuse 'problem'?