Blanket Prohibitions: Inherently Evil?
Image via WikipediaThe belief that the illegal' status improves things... is neither conservative nor precautionary.
It is downright dangerous.
There is nothing in the pharmacology of cannabis that is inherently evil (a prerequisite for state sanction of depriving one of freedom) or criminogenic.
It is naivety that maintains the status quo.
It is insufficient to just 'believe, hope, or follow' the existing paradigm that hurts others 'in your name' because your too busy, uneducated, or downright vindictively prejudiced and choose to remain 'of a mind' that what you believe is best practice.
It is especially duplicitous to call for or maintain prohibition having 'used' the vice you [now] object too without understanding that you did this both despite prohibition (it didn't work for you, why would you believe it should for others) and also that any harms you thus accrued occurred under prohibitions watch yet you suffered no criminal sanction you [now] wish on others.