In many state legislatures around the country, or by ballot (direct voter) referendum, important decisions are or will be made as to legalization of marijuana in some form. Before voters cast their ballots, or their elected officials decide, think about what will happen to children if marijuana becomes accessible to adults, much like alcohol. [drugfree.org]
Well, I'll tell you exactly what I think will happen: marijuana will be as easy for kids to obtain as alcohol currently is.
But before Sue Rusche runs screaming for the hills, she might be interested to know that marijuana is currently easier to buy than beer if you're underage. It has something to do, I think, with the fact that alcohol retailers are regulated and subject to inspection to ensure compliance with age restrictions. It's a great system, the best anyone's ever come up with for distributing stuff that can mess people up pretty bad.
So yeah, if legalizing marijuana makes it as available to our children as alcohol, that will mean we've reduced underage access and achieved the biggest victory in the history of parental anti-pot paranoia.