Originally Posted by logan5
Actually ... I think it will increase the number of actual users .... But we'll see a decrease over time in the number of addicts and abuse.
+1 - the first step to solving a problem is to make it visible - remove the prisons, guns and violence - then we have all those resources to apply to education and yes intervention if required to minimize the damage of addicts to themselves and others.
look at the very addicting cigarette paradigm - and I think it has been education 10:1 more effective than the high taxes (not that I am against them) - kids today think cig smokers are disgusting losers more often than not.