"Pharmaceuticals" are equally illegal if they aren't prescribed by a doctor or physician.
And everyone already knows alcohol is worse, that doesn't justify anything.
The problem with Marijuana is it's a gateway drug for impressionable, irresponsible teens and young adults.
In my opinion that last line is highly debatable. I would not trust the "research" that's out there. If teens wanna do real hard drugs they will just go straight to them, if that's the intention then why not cut out the middleman?
It's not like Marijuana eases you into harder drugs, it certainly didn't work that way with me that's for sure, and so many others that I speak to on a daily basis, as I'm a voluntary counsellor for many of these "impressionable" teens.