Originally Posted by JohnLaird
The fact that so many people have given up and feel the need to use chemical help to either solve their problems, feel "normal" or "fit-in" is just pathetic. That...and people bitch and complain about how bad gun violence in this country when the violence is so closely tied to substance abuse. And now you want to legalize it all? WTF?
Legalization means it can be controlled by the authorities, better than when everything's happening within criminal circles. It's correct that use of marihuana makes people mellow, not violent. Think of what happened in "Flower Power" years??