I do NOT care whether it is legal or illegal, what people do in private is their OWN business. I just do not think society should then be punished to pay for their choices. If it is ok, then it is not a sickness, no more disability, no more social services. They chose it let them deal with it. When they commit other crimes because of it, they should NOT be able to use the excuse, I was under the influence, it should be an aggravating cause, NOT a mitigating one. Cars and their exhaust benefits society as a whole and not just the individual (trucks moving goods, tractors feeding the world, etc), smoking is only for that person. I was pointing out the hypocrisy, ban smoking in public but it is ok to smoke marijuana-- same group promoting both. The Police HATE the war on drugs, and would love to get out of it. Would create lots of other problems for the police, but the drug wars have drained manpower and resources, and got a LOT of police killed. When someone shoots someone, it is NOT the guns fault, it is that persons fault. I blame that person, I do not blame the gun, or the auto or the chair. Do not punish others for the behavior of someone else. This society wants to blame something or someone else, and not the one that did the crime. The hypocrisy of the war on drugs is we go after the sellers and forgive the users. The users are the problems. Bad dope gets on the street, and some users die, and it's like wringing of the hands and lets get the bad dope dealers that sold it to them. Drugs kill, so if you take illegal drugs and die, that is the cost of doing drugs. Same as the people that do stupid stuff and get in really bad places and expect someone else to risk their lives to rescue them. Get out a storm is coming, they stay and storm comes and then they want others to risk their lives to get them out at height of the storm, KNOWING they should have left before that. Make it legal and tax it hard and make some money for all these social programs. Then lookout dealers that sell it illegally, the Government will be after you for the taxes!!!