FRiend, do you want your babysitter or pharmacist to be legally doing pot? You can say you don’t know they’re not doing it now, but more than likely they aren’t because it’s illegal. Legalizing it just opens a Pandora’s Box of new problems. What’s next? I like LSD and you like meth arguments. The lawyers would love this. We either have standards or we don’t. This is one of them.
If you reread my post, you’ll notice I didn’t say I was in favor of legalization of pot.
My comments were strictly with regard to the economic consequences of legalization on the price of the stuff and the consequent crime and murder to control distribution. You may note that organized crime immediately lost control ofd alcohol sales when Prohibition was repealed. When legal the trade just wasn’t profitable enough to support the massive overhead of a criminal organization.
You are correct there are good arguments on all side of legalization. You point out one. Why pot and not LSD? An equally good one is: Why alcohol and not pot? Alcohol really does cause greater disruption to society than pot would more widely used, as it would be when legal.
I don’t want my babysitter or pharmacist high on pot, but they I don’t want them trying to do their job while drunk, either.