The logic being used by drug addicts and advocates are evidence for their drug use. Its skews their thinking quite a bit.
Lets examine some of the reasons why people want it legalized.
1. Some say "Hey it's natural, God made it"
My response is, there is nothing "natural" about drying, inhaling and smoking on purpose. That is man made event. In a forest fire, animals run away from such events.
Also, God gave us many examples of things we are not allowed to touch. The tree of knowledge in the garden of Eden as a prime example. God made pigs also, but called them unclean and the Jews were not to eat Pork either, or shellfish for that manner. Just because it is on the earth doesn't mean we can partake in it. There are frogs out there that if we eat them we die within minutes, but they are here on earth though, so the logic doesn't stand.
2. We are going to do it anyway.
So we should reward law breakers? Would it be OK for us to rob banks until robbing banks is legalized? See if these following points sound familiar. People get a real rush from robbing banks and people would be less likely killed, if it were legal. People don't fall asleep in the get away cars after robbing banks like alcohol does. The prisons would be a lot less crowded if the bank robbers were not so aggressively persecuted. There is no hangover either. You can rob banks and still keep a job. My boss likes me and I only rob banks on weekends. It is much healthier on the body then alcohol also. If it were legal it would make things much easier for us bank robbers to exist in society. Why are you persecuting us? See how absurd this logic sounds?
3. Why should marijuana remain illegal while alcohol and tobacco companies are making millions in profit from selling their drugs that are much more harmful?
I agree that just because it is legal, drug dealing doesn't make it right. Viagra is the most popular drug on the market, how many of those actually need it. The porn industry is thriving because of it though. It is a drug, not any type of medication. Sudifed is purchased in 55gal drums from Mexican manufacturers. Do you really believe that many Americans have that many colds to justify that kind of demand? Nope, its the main ingredient for meth though. Coincidences don't exist. So again, are we to reward this behavior? Logic Fail.
Freedom to harm others and society? No, that is not what the constitution is about. Yes LSD, cocaine, and hash were all legal at one time. So ask yourself why did they ban them? Why? Were people being destroyed? Was society being eroded into a drug infested, and family destroying lifestyle? Psst, the answer was, Yes! Anyone living in the 60's will attest to the problems associated with those drugs.
5. Its not harming anyone
If you were a child that grew up in a pothead/drug user's house you would understand what I am talking about more here. The children have no voice in your society. The strangers stopping by at short periods throughout the days and night, telling the kids to "go away while the adults play", the funny smells and loud adults laughing and partying all the time. Its not a good environment for children, and we all know this as fact.
What "feels good" is not the goal here either, although I am sure pedophiles side with that worldview. This is a society that does not tolerate people harming others. Pedophiles, drug addicts, and pot heads harm others. Logic Fail.
6. During the days of alcohol prohibition, criminal organizations prospered and profited greatly from the underground alcohol trade. It created a black market that's practically identical to that of illegal drugs today.
Preaching to the choir now! You cannot put the cart before the horse either. You created the cartel and you will be judged for that. The people who drank at those bars during prohibition created Al Capone who murdered so many people with those Tommy guns. You cannot take back murders and you cannot take back the cartels and gangs that you helped create because of your pure disregard for our constitution and laws of our society. You are a wretched human for doing such a thing just to get your way. Many are crying and bawling at this very second because their child was killed by a pot trafficker, dealer, or cultivator. You will have to face God on Judgment day for that and you appear not to even care. So take that flapping lipped glib attitude of yours and go break more laws. Wait for your porn of "High Times" and smoke big ol bong hits as children are dying for what you are doing. You don't care, and keep acting accordingly. You are a criminal and deserve all that is coming to you, because you have already killed many lives. Again, you cannot take back murder, and that is what you all have done. Pot murders children. Pot HARMS! If they legalize it today you still have past crimes that you have committed and made our society worse then it should have been. You are truly UN-American. To think I fought for your freedom to murder children. Pshaw! This is one completely messed up world. I choose Christ. Save us Lord!
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Sorcery, Strong's g5332 pharmakeus (φαρμακεύς), comes from the Greek root word pharmakon (φάρμακον: a drug, i.e. spell-giving potion) it is also where we get today's word pharmacy. That fate is not something I wish on anyone. Please repent and ditch the habit, man!
California, in their backwards thinking, will most likely give amnesty to illegal immigrants at some point and reward, and thus encourage, law breaking citizens. They need to show themselves as consistent after all. Why should they stop now with marijuana?
Its wrong to reward law breakers, that's why. A NO vote to Proposition 19 will show some logical encouragement for California. Potheads are not all that logical though so I will not hold my breath, like they are.This is not the hippy pot of the 70s. It's far more potent.
Also, I fully admit, because we live in a fallen creation, to a medical benefit of CERTAIN, few, medical issues with great results. I also still think that law enforcement is picking low hanging fruit and locking up medical patients, not drug addicts. THAT is not only immoral, but criminal subject to "We the people".