Once in the judicial system they are simply fodder to keep courts, jails, prisons, probation and parole people employed and it's too late for your grand ideal. Realistic understanding of the difference between huffing paint and smoking marijuana is important. I agree that alcohol is a problem because it is not illegal in the same way as marijuana is so is "socially acceptable" but causes much more damage to society. Personally I see a big use of the current broken "judicial" system is to switch alcohol and marijuana rules to create a dramatic positive change for the people and society.
The use of psychedelics is also cool under a model of Reality not all encumbered by people like you.
Hi Bette, in my reality drugs are not cool anymore I grew out of that thank AUM. It got me nowhere. You are probably right it is to late for most kids, but if it helps mine and a few around my area it will be worth all the resistance that I run up against. I guess all we can do is change ourselves and be the change we would like to see. Fred searching for truth
When I say "cool" I mean to be saying useful and not the end of the world like you are imagining from your own one experience, this life experience is just one. Now I know Tom is into being able to explore the Larger Consciousness System drug free so in that way you aren't completely out of synch, but in Reality which is larger than even Tom's ideas some substances are useful and are not to be used to judge another's worth with. It is just the same as what religion has done to children teaching them they are born bad, your idea that smoking pot or taking a trip means you are damaged. Fred you are damaged sweetie and you are damaging others if you treat them as if you believe your own BS. Actually Fred it isn't even your own BS, it is regurgitated BS we as a people are evolving out of. Now hush please...