||Why is tobacco still legal? I guess we learned from Prohibition that outlawing tobacco would be impractical, at best.
I think the best reason for keeping marijuana illegal is that we have too many legal recreational drugs as it is.
We have alcohol. I don't think that drunks realize how ridiculous and dangerous they seem to the rest of the population. It's bad for the brain, and bad for the liver.
We have tobacco. It's an all around bad idea: addiction, cancer, heart disease, and second-hand smoke for the kiddies. I've never smoked, but it can't be all that great of a buzz if you can still operate heavy machinery. It doesn't seem worth it.
We have caffeine. This is the only recreational drug I use. I probably use it too much, and I have had problems with it in the past. It is shocking just how many people depend on this drug for normal function.
Now why do we need more recreational drugs? To overburden our health system with more problems? To cause more traffic accidents?
Are coffee breaks and smoke breaks not enough for you people? Must we have pot breaks too? It will only lead to a drop in worker efficiency, as another 15 minutes is taken out of the American work day.
Do you suffer from late-night hacking? Ask your doctor about Protonix.