|English: one high-quality "bud " nugget of marijuana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Governments have their grip over controlling many aspects of our lives. They say what we can own, use, or eat and under what control. Prohibition of alcohol has already been tried with little success and much harm. The war on drugs has been much the same.
When government interferes and prevents the legitimate marketplace from profiting from drug sales the enterprise is criminalized and goes to the black market economy. Government loses valuable taxation revenue and blows enormous sums on trying to stop the "bad guys". The problem is that a dark industry develops with the underworld and criminal element profiting and controlling the product and sales.
No real good seems to have come from a "War on Drugs" and the demand has not been decreased. When government decides what we can do, use, or eat then it's just another attempt at mind control and keeping the population in check. Bad news for the future in my opinion.
Do you think legalization of recreational marijuana should go nationwide? What is the real provable harm in marijuana usage, especially compared to legal substances such as alcohol, tobacco, meat, sugar, or anything that can be demonstrated to be harmful? Should any other drugs be available for legal commercial sales? Should any food products be banned?