In my small white suburban town of Moon twp (near Pittsburgh), it was easier for me, a junior in high school, to obtain heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and even crack than it was to obtain alcohol. This is because, as it was pushed into the black market, those who wanted to try it had only to enter the expansive black market to find access. In a legalized and regulated market, you would need the help of common, law-abiding adults to obtain your fix.
"God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf