The federal government has taken complete control and has severely limited the freedoms that we once had when the U.S. was founded.
Let's take a gander at the money spent on the "war on drugs": http://www.drugsense.org/wodclock.htm
SO FAR THIS YEAR: Our government has spent over 27 BILLION dollars fighting the use of drugs.
So far this year over a million people have already been thrown into jail for possession of illegal substances. Yes, the place that really belongs to rapists, murderers and burglars are now mostly filled up with drug users.
Think of what that money could go to. Just imagine what we could do with an extra 30,000,000,000 dollars every year. Quite-a-freakin bit.
One of the most common reasons for shootings and gang fights and various other violent activities is over drugs. This is because drugs are still transferred only within the black market. If you legalize drugs, it will end all of this violence overnight.
So which do you think is worse: potentially fatal violence, or drug use? One is a personal choice done unto oneself, while the other is injury/death from an outside influence. The victims don't even need to be involved, but could simply be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Also consider the fact that regardless of the laws, you WILL be able to access these drugs.
Can you feel the revolution?