Originally Posted by Real Ira
Where decriminalization has in fact been done drug use has plummeted.
There are surely a bunch of reasons for this but my hunch is that the primary factor is that people simply looking for some weed no longer have to associate with the same people who are selling heroin and crack. Legalization tends to break up the drug culture and minimize the exploitative criminal element.
Note to self: That's the second time in this thread that I agree with Ira!