The War On Drugs Is A Failure
I don't just support the legalization of Marijuana, I support ending the pathetic running failure we call the war on Drugs. Prohibition didn't work, we saw the same spike in crime and violence during the prohibition as we have and still do during this war on drugs. It goes by the basic laws of supply and demand, as long as the demand exists those willing to supply it will, the higher the risk involved the higher the cost, and the crazier the people supplying it will be to keep that supply running. Drugs harm those using it, so how does it logically follow that we should create a niche for violent criminals who just as often harm non users as they do users. Instead of Legislation we should funnel the money into rehabilitation for addicts, and funds for safe and sane use for those who do not wish to quit. It would be much cheaper then incarcerating users and protecting the people from the crime that our laws have created.
I do not use drugs (well with exception of smoking legal carcinogens) and rarely, like once or twice a year, drink. I wouldn't if they were legal, which is obvious given my use of actual mind altering substances, because honestly I don't count nicotine it has no affect on me other then when I try to kick this annoying habit.