Billions have been spent to fight the "war on drugs", and millions have been imprisoned for dealing drugs like marihuana. Now, advocates of containment through legalization are gaining ground.
Those who favor the continued criminalization of marijuana should look towards the past: The prohibition of alcohol in the United States stemmed from similar motives, and ended up as an abysmal failure.
Let the market take care of drugs. Legalizing marijuana promises to be less costly and more effective than the ill-conceived and counterproductive "war on drugs."