If narcotics and I’m going add alcohol and tobacco to that list. Because they are as dangerous as marijuana, if not more dangerous. The only difference being they are legal and marijuana is illegal in America. Were treated based on Common Sense and facts and not profits and politics. Marijuana would’ve probably been legal in America decades ago. And regulated like alcohol, 21 or over to use, possess, sell work in the industry etc. We would probably heavily taxed it in America and so fourth. But this is America and not everything is done especially by government. Based on facts and Common Sense, you ever hear of the Bridge to Nowhere, just one example I could go down the line. But how much time do you want to spend on it.
The facts are if marijuana were legal in America, the Alcohol and Tobacco Industries. As well as the Prison Industry, would lose a hell of a lot of money. People wouldn’t drink and smoke tobacco as often, they would like marijuana more. And also decide it might not be as bad for them. We wouldn’t have as many Drunk Driving accidents and other accidents relating to alcohol. We wouldn’t need as many prisons or cells, because we would stop arresting people for using and possessing pot. We would also probably pardon a lot of inmates who are in prison for using or possessing pot. These are big reasons why pot is illegal in America and these industries. Lobby against seeing Marijuana Legalization, because they don’t want the competition.
The other reason has to do with politics, politicians are afraid to look soft on crime. And are worried about being punished by the Far Right. But again if marijuana in America was about facts and Common Sense. It would’ve been legal a long time ago.