"caffeine, which is chemically addictive." - Do you drink coffee? Because you said you didn't support the use of any recreational drug. Also the use of ANY legal drug should be left up to the individual. And people who deny the legalization of any substance because they do not believe in the recreational use of ANY drug, is UNWARRENTED, and UNFAIR. Recreational use is not ABUSE. (I'm not implying that you said it was) "I am getting sick of hearing this inaccurate statement. It is wrong. Marijuana is addictive. It is just not chemically addictive." - Bingo "Excuse me it is very addictive" - Have you ever tried it? I'd like to hear from some people who have personal experience. I'll I've seen, and heard is a bunch of people spouting stuff they've read in books or seen on TV, or the net. I don't take anybodies word for ANYTHING. I was in DARE in school, and half of what was said was scare tactics, NOT TRUTHS. I'd like to add: Out of all the drugs I've done in my life, illegal and legal, marijuana is the ONLY one that is currently illegal that I feel should be legal. DARE is one of the reasons why I believe marijuana has falsley been labled a gateway drug. Kids will experiment, this is fact. And after finding out pot is nothing like they were taught, they get the itch to find out about other substances. I know I did, and most of my schoolmates did. And what a surprise it was too find out that most of the horror stories we were told about other drugs WERE true. "forced drug treatment" I hope you didn't meen for pot, counseling maybe, but forced drug treatment for pot is a JOKE. Edit: anakin_girl wrote on the first page: "I have never heard of anyone hooked on drugs who was not also addicted to alcohol." - Well consider me the first. I was a herione addict at one point in my life. Its not something I share very often with people, especially over the internet. I do drink alcohol, but a sixpack of Bud will sit in fridge for weeks before I finally drink the last can. And I rarely drink more then two in a night. Granted I drank alot on my recent trip out of state, but I was surrounded by people who drink everyday. And I was just doing as the Romans do. Kessel Runner wrote under her post: "Have you ever met someone who smoked marijuana or used any other drug who didn't smoke cigarettes first?" - Again, consider me the first. I CAN'T STAND CIGARETTES. They are nasty, smell bad, and taste worse. Sate_Pestage wrote: "I doubt most of you would want it legalized after you saw the outcome! It would be regulated and controlled by the Govt. The price would go way up because of the taxation placed on it. The restrictions placed on it by law enforcement would be mind-boggleing and I bet it would lose a lot of its luster once it was legalized. " - Take a look at Holland, and tell me this again.