I agree with you. I had friends that smoked pot in high school, and I had friends that drank. Today I know alot of dysfunctional drunks but not one dysfunctional pot head. I know many that took a little something something else from the drug dealer and have been worthless since. Pot isn’t something I would want my children to use but I also think its crazy to lock anyone up for it. The reason you will lose your kids to hard drugs isn’t the pot so much as it is the guy selling the pot also sells the hard stuff. Most kids would just stop at pot if he didn’t. To say anything else is to not know what you’re talking about. I grew up in a hood, I’ve seen it a thousand times. If it was at the liquor store it would be the end of the chain like booze. Legalizing pot would truly hurt the remaining drug business and strangely enough stem a crap load of illegal immigration troubles. OK let it fly.
Take the word of medical researchers. Pot does increase the risk of mental illness, it does cause problems, especially for youth.
People like you perpetuate the urban myth that pot is harmless. Young people want to believe that pot is harmless. It isn't.
I partialy agree and will offer that parenting has a big influence also. Good parents produce children that will abuse drugs at a lower rate. Crummy parents will produce children that abuse drugs at a higher rate. Not rocket science!