Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
That's because you haven't actually engaged in discussion but just repeated your stance. Claiming that more people will abuse pot is not supported by decriminalisation measures in Europe. Quite the contrary.
All sorts of things are different in Europe socially and culturally. If it works for Europe - good for them! In the meantime, many Muslim and Asian nations effectively ban alcohol and all other drugs, yet their ways are not our ways and I'm not going to hold them up as effective models of drug control. I will support efforts to keep cannabis and even more destructive drugs illegal in the US (heroin, meth, synthetic drugs, prescription abuse, etc.). Alcohol and tobacco are bad enough and I don't necessarily buy slippery slope or sticky slope arguments.
I occasionally find statements that the US should become like Europe in any number of ways, or look to Europe for examples of various issues the US is dealing with. Um, no.