I have always been opposed to legalizing pot. My kid sister, on the other hand, grew up in the culture and relies on the "It's-no-different-than-alcohol" argument when we debate the issue. The two arguments I use against legalization are, 1. It's a gateway to hard drugs. While it's true that not everyone (including my sister) who starts with pot moves on to hard drugs, it is also true that virtually all hard drug users started with pot. 2. Most consumers of alcohol limit their drinking to social functions outside the workplace – we don’t see workingmen or women drop what they’re doing at 10 o’clock in the morning to take a 15-minute whiskey break. I believe the opposite would be true if pot were legalized. Bring on the pot-smoking trolls.