I'll clarify my position regarding drugs. I don't smoke pot, because I never enjoyed pot when I tried it back in my High School "experimental" period. I do enjoy alcoholic beverages, though. Alcohol and caffeine are my normal drugs of choice, but the trite & true "everything in moderation" is my mantra.
In my opinion (and in many informed researcher's opinions), pot is much safer as to how it affects the brain, than alcohol or other drugs. In all fairness, if there were a choice built upon rational thought, alcohol should probably be illegal, and pot should be legal. I would be sad about that change in policy (because of personal enjoyment issues), but society would be better off.
The government should be focusing on getting rid of highly-addictive and destructive drugs, and leave pot alone.
To see more about current drug policy:
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