Well, the way the government is, if you legalize the drugs, maybe they can tax it like they do diesel fuel. Might even counter the cost of the illegals in this country. Could end up with a lot more revenue.
Might have the "hypocrite flag" thrown at me here, I guess I could handle marijuana legalized kind of like how Alaska did it. But seeing and hearing about too many heroin, cocaine, crack, ecstasy, meth overdoses is enough for me to justify keeping them illegal. Not too mention the collateral damage such as the impact on families, the community, criminal justice system, etc.......
A true story.......about two weeks ago I had a 31 y/o pt. Messed up on drugs he ends up in the ER. He gives me his mom's phone number and I call her. His mom says "He's there because he chooses drugs over his family, he has done this for years, sorry can't help you, he's on his own. Goodbye"
Some serious tough love, but I understand it.
Drugs are just to destructive to society and the individual to have them legalized, IMHO.