The way I look at it is , is it's effect on our society destructive enough to justify it's current legal classification in 48 States ?
I think it is, and you disagree and thats fine.
And as far as I know my position on it may be irrelevent as more and more states start to decriminalize small amounts.
My sisters ex was a chronic user and wasted a good chunk of his life ( 30 years ) in a pot induced haze. Started when he was 14 and never stopped.
He also never achieved anything, never excelled, bounced around from crappy low paying job to low paying job. Claimed he was "happy" but I guarantee he wasn't.
He didn't mature properly, physically or mentally or emotionally. His natural process of maturing, getting stronger and smarter menatally stopped when he was a teenager.
All I saw was wasted opportunity, wasted life and wasted talent.
You may be exceptional, but I'm not so naive that I would agree that you represent the majority.
From what I've seen, he represented the majority