“NO...it will NOT end with legalization...certain segments will still be UNDERGROUND...and there will be OTHER drugs...”
That’s really an argument for, not against legalization. We didn’t have any “drug culture” or “underground” trying to find new novelty drugs to skirt drug laws until we started classifying and scheduling all the prohibited substances that the government couldn’t trust adult citizens with. As long as we have a list of prohibited substances, there will be an underground drug culture, and a constant stream of new drugs with unknown properties. The only way to get rid of those things is to get rid of the list that created them.
Really, your comment reads like you won’t be satisfied until there is no drug use in society. That’s an impossible scenario that will never happen in the real world, and conservatives don’t deal in utopian fantasies. People are always going to abuse drugs, and government will never be able to put a stop to it, even if we executed all the drug pushers AND the drug users. You might as well try to outlaw sex and see how that goes.
NO, I’m a realist...there will be USERS....but, our culture has degraded to such an extent that we almost CELEBRATE them these days. Oh, and by the way, Pharma drugs have underground markets, also.