Money spent on taking down cartels astronomical, money spent on the war on drugs astronomical... cartels get seed money from marijuana for cocaine. Doesn't make a lot of sense, you'd think that they'd have got wise to this after prohibition. Which ironically some politician's families got rich from (bush) to fund their political agendas, even more ironically bush senior was regan's right hand man to fight the war on drugs.
We've seen places in europe have a significant decrease on hard drug use from legalizing less harmful drugs, tobacco does more damage than most of these less harmful drugs. Does no one take a step back and actually think about these things?
I smoke pot and I haven't broke any other laws perhaps save for jwalking or something trivial like that, I hate feeling like a criminal or buying from people who might be. If it was legal I also wouldn't smoke it, i'd more likely ingest it from brownies / cookies or whatever. Which i'm sure would add some longevity to my life..