i guess it depends on what you mean by “our drug problem”>
my drug problem is the gangs and violence. if someone wants to take “free” drugs and ruin their life, why is that “our drug problem”, thats their problem and welcome to it.
we should get the gangs and crime out of drugs, let those who are stupid enough to take drugs wreck themselves, but at least not ruing the rest of society.
plus, i am not convinced making them legal will do much to increase drug use. anyone who wants drugs can get them now cant they?
You cannot separate those two things. They cannot just wreak themselves only.