Sorry, the ‘Puter is still wrong – much like when he argues that the sky is green just to throw the opposition off with his stubborn adherence to his argument. As the Czar points out alcohol and tobacco are not comparable to marijuana, cocaine, heroin, crack, etc. And while prohibition might not work for drugs of any sort and thereby increasing crime, setting a “age of legalization” (i.e. 21 for alcohol and 18 for tobacco) is, in essence, a prohibition of a sort. So by legalizing marijuana, is the ‘Puter asking for an increase in crime and drug abuse by minors? I hope not. Be realistic – how many teenagers are out on Friday or Saturday nights trying to score a six-pack and heading to someone’s house whose parents aren’t around or down to the local park? Now imagine that with marijuana.
And if we do legalize marijuana and the ensuing cocaine, crack, PCP, et al, what happens when we run into another Len Bias situation? Clearly the government nor others are keen on tort reform, so the lawsuits will commence – the government is liable for legalizing it, whoever sold the cocaine is liable, who ever gave the victim the cocaine is liable, etc. etc.
Legalizing recreational drugs is a no win situation. While they exist, there will always be abuses and abusers, but I fear the evils that will arise from the legalization will overshadow the effort (maybe flailing at this point) to fight against drug abuse.
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.