I hate to single people out, but DARTHPIGFEET, you have made some interesting statements. You made a commment that people should not post things that are so opionated, corrct me if I am wrong, some of these posts get very long and I just skim through sometimes, but you seem to be VERY opionated. All this talk about how pot is wrong and bad and not good for you, how about we talk about 2 much worse drugs that kills more people every year than gun related deaths in this country? First, how about alcohol? More people, innocent I might add, are killed on the roads of this country because of drunk drivers. This drug is very legal and can be bought at 95% of all corner markets. Can you tell me how many pot related deaths there were last year? Second, how about cigarettes? They add stuff to them to make them MORE addictive. I beleive the last number I heard was around 566,000 people died from cancer and emphysema (SP?) brought about by smoking this very legal and nasty drug last year. You have not metioned either of these drugs in any of your statements because they are accepted by society. Pot is sooo bad, but in comparison to the 2 legal drugs mentioned above, how bad is it really? Legalised pot would carry the same laws as alcohol. You should not operate a vehicle under the influence of any impairing drug and alcohol is one of the worst impairing drugs. I have excluded the use of crack, heroin, etc... due to the fact taht we are not even talking about those, but will mention those should never be legal. People kill for $20.00, or less, so they can get another fix of these drugs. Never heard of someone getting capped for a couple of joints. Not ALL pot smokers are criminals and not EVERYONE goes from pot to heroin. Just because you dont like it does not make it wrong. This is a free country, and there should always be rules that must be followed. But you can have too many rules. I have total respect for the police and their job. I could not do that job. It is probably one of the most unappreciated jobs ever, yet we have many men and women who go out everyday to protect and serve alot of unappreciative people. As for the crime rate? I saw some stats about roughtly 600,000 arrests for possesion. Seems that we would have alot less people being arrested in that area huh?