Ok Austin, thanks for the full disclosure that you are someone who has never intoxicated himself with the "devil weed". Yes, you bring up some cogent points about legalizing weed and the potential problems. But if this is all you have, I'll take legalization any day (as we have done in WA in addition to Colo).
The problem IS the federal gov't. That should be obvious to any writer or reader here. Whether you think weed should remain illegal or not, the problem is the federal gov't. From keeping weed on Schedule I with opiates and narcotics to the insane amounts of resources spent taking down grow houses or nurseries, the "war on drugs" has been an abysmal failure.
Under today's prohibition scenario, any 15 year old can get weed (cont)