Can we move off the distraction of whether or not use will increase? That shouldn't have any bearing on whether it should be legalized or not.
But to me all you are is some guy over the internet. You could be anyone that does anything. So until I know that your opinion has more weight, based on first hand research and what not, than no I am not going to give your opinion more weight than PKMs. Just as I will not give his more than yours.
If that doesn't work for you than to bad.
For sure easier to get weed when you're young than it is to get booze.
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Prohibition is essentially an attempt to regulate by bringing the flow to zero (doesnt work). There are several legalization arguments that simply want a more realistic and effective mode of regulation. These folks can say this whilst, without contradiction, saying that they absolutely do not support consumption.
For the record, I haven't used marijuana, and don't plan on ever using it, but it's ridiculous that we not only turn away a huge tax revenue opportunity, but waste millions fighting a futile battle against it.
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Weed is the same as alcohol in that outlawing either creates an underground community where adults, mainly young adults I'd guess, are willing to sell to minors as everyone in the underground has risk and is theoretically playing by the unwritten rules. Make it legal and adults might tell the kids to piss off as they don't get the benefits that goes along with being connected to the underground. That's my speculation anyway.
Weed is not like alcohol as growing your own isn't expensive like brewing your own is. It would take a lot of time for the legal version to push the illegal toward the edges. Also, it would be very easy to replace the legal with illegal. It's not like you have to package the stuff in sealed bottles meant to hold the carbonation inside. The long shelf life of the legal stuff would also lend itself to dispersion, unlike alcohol which is bought in smaller, consumable quantities.
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