There will be people who will abuse anything, whether it is legal or not. I can't remember which nation it is, but all drugs are legal there, yet they have a lower drug use rate then the United States. One of the reasons that Pot and other drugs are illegal is because of liquor companies such as Budweiser, they have a very large anti-drug campaign... Why? Because most people would rather smoke five puff of Weed and get a better intoxication/high, without the risk of liver damage, the bloated feelings, the nausea, or the hang over the next day caused by Alcohol. And if drugs were legalized, most likely companies would sprout up and start producing them, in pure, clean, and safe forms, so drug dealers and the chance of them tainting your shit will be no more. Perhaps once the Average age of congressmen becomes lower then 55, maybe they'll understand something besides the Anti-Hippie Yuppie point of view, then we will be saving billions of dollars by not having a drug war that way we will even more funds to give to Israel and help them bullie Arabs and get themselves blown up...