What I meant is why legalize something that impairs judgement and may lead to harming others if used irresponsibly? It is the best argument against legalization.
Remove the criminal problem, then address the drug problem, educate people on the harms of driving while stoned, just as we do with alcohol, educate people on the harms of marijuana.. just like we have done with tobacco, removing the criminal problem will allow the government to establish credibility and rapport with those who use, instead of ostracizing them.
The current situation is one where someone will think "well I already am breaking the law, and will be going to jail if I get caught with this pot, what harm is there if I drive after I smoke a little, the end result is the same - why the **** not"
The best argument for legalization is a circumstance that will be relatively unchanged regardless of whether or not actions are took? It remains unchanged, it is a zero sum argument it is neither a pro nor a con, but is instead an illogical emotional hangup. The potential benefits to be had in eliminating a black market far outweigh this "argument", after all this is what the whole issue is about.. Harm reduction.
The additional point, or rather the preliminary point, is that the level of use and abuse will not change whether it is legal or not.
You guys still talking about legalizing pot?
Didn't this thread start, like, 11-12 years ago?
It seems to never end.
Has anybody said anything different?
No? Well, ok.
If anyone does, somebody come get me.
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