George washington grew 'hemp'.... and if I'm not mistaken the founding documents are written on hemp paper?
For example, the long term and relatively quick mental damage and the extremely high physical addicting quality of some harder drugs are simply not shared with either alcohol or marijuana.
So what if its already legal? If you don't want to add "more" problems by legalizing recreational marijuana than why aren't you in favor of REMOVING problems by making alcohol illegal? Additionally, where are ANY facts from you that somehow there will actually be MORE problem. Is there somehow some kind of proof that legions of people who don't drink alcohol to the point that it causes these same problems are the only ones smoking weed?Simple alcohol is already legal and we shouldn't add more problems by legalizing more things for recreational drug use. If you want a buzz, booze is legal.
What if the net increase of problems is relatively small adding weed to the mix, but the net decrease of the things you say are "problems" if you ban alcohol is relatively large...which is the more likely case I would imagine. Why would you not be calling for the banning of alcohol
The reason is simple.
You, first off, don't give a damn about conservative values as a whole but just care about it when it fits your purpose. Second off, I'm going to guess you like your alcohol and see no reason you should give it up? Third, you don't smoke or have no urge to smoke and have a severe dislike and prejudice against those that do or would. Note, none of these are legitimate reasons.
The only one being hypocritical here is you, who gives bull**** reasons initially for why you want something to remain illegal while ignoring that if those are ACTUALLY your concerns you would have a LARGER effect of reducing the cases of those things by banning alcohol than by keeping pot illegal.
You down with TPP?