It stands to REASON that legalizing an illegal drug will INCREASE the number of people using it. FOR EXAMPLE: Prior to 1973 when abortion was illegal in most states, the estimated number of abortions was between 70,000 to 90,000. The year AFTER Roe v. Wade, the number of abortions skyrocketed to 750,000. The following year, abortions climbed to 1,500,000. Since then the numbers have held between 1,200,000 to 1,500,000, PROVING that legalization of an illegality will drastically INCREASE the illegal act in the general population.