Originally Posted by Dr_Watso
Booze is far more dangerous and harmful to both self and society. If anything, this should be reversed. Listen to the ex cop in the first response; enough with the damage we allow as a result of prohibition on a mild intoxicant that is demonstrably not as harmful as other currently legal intoxicants. It helps nothing, accomplishes nothing, and literally kills people and ruins lives to have this completely naturally occurring substance be controlled by our government.
Weed alters brain chemistry quite a bit and it's pretty common for people using it to withdraw from life (not everyone). Alcohol certainly has the potential to destroy lives, and it does, but plenty of people use it responsibly. If pot were legal, I bet you'd start seeing more pot-related accidents, fights and crime.
Here pot sent three people to the hospital: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...-pot-brownies/