If “medicinal” marijuana can be legally abused for recreational purposes, what other fun drugs are soon to be made available to users? Xanex? Qualudes? LSD-25?
Well, alcohol was once a medicine and still is part of many. I really dont feel like drugs being illegal stops many, even kids, from using them. I do not want underaged people taking recreational drugs. But in my lifetime there were only a few years where drug taken wasnt seen as cool where people taking drugs were looked down upon, and it was in the aids hit 80s, where excesses of pleasure were briefly frowned upon.
Thus I believe that social status being affected is the best way to keep young people from trying drugs. Not laws.
In my high school every drug was available in the hallway. We were all underaged and they were all illegal. The laws did nothing to stop the ODs and the kids who could barely speak in class.