Man, your fucked up. Its simple I know people that went to prison for 5 years or more for less than an ounce, so yes Im saying those stats are shit. Say they werent, what does it matter if some crack dealer goes down with 5grams ? 2nd offense possession of coke of any amount puts people away around here, big deal I dont want the government in on drug deals, sorry. I'd rather be careful and not worry about it. It will still be illegal to grow and thats what most people do and where most comes from to those that dont grow it. This creates a problem our government is not going to like. Get it? its a major flaw in the plan, so everyone will still be sneaking around unless silly enough to pay the price its going to be with "sin taxes" It will be impossible for cops to determine if someone just smoked or did it 2 days ago, the stuff sticks like gum in the system but doesnt mean someone is high. Get it? this creates another flaw in the plan. I know of NO incidences of anyone loosing their possesions over getting caught with a little weed. Those that have been busted bad had alot, again this is still going to be illegal for anyone having alot, like growers. The only thing that needs to be done is "random drug testing in the work place" needs to stop because its discriminate against weed due to how weed sticks in the system like gum and other drugs and alcohol do not. But that has become a HUGE business, do you really think our government is going to put those people out of work ? Then do you think the corporations are not going to pressure the gov to continue to allow drug testing because straight people just dont want users around. Theres one test, you piss in a cup and it comes back positive or negative, it does not indicate what drug or what volumn or what time frame. From there we are going into blood tests and whos going to pay for that ? You... everytime some cop gets a dingle berry. This is not just some simple little thing... get it ? Now hows abouts some "idiot" anwser my question about how we are going to control drugs ? Going from those that say it should all be legal because its no ones business. Sell them off a shelf ? Then what about perscription medicine when much of its lighter than hard recreational drugs, what ? Forget about doctors prescribing, just put it all on the shelves for grabs ? Yeah, Im sure they are ready to do that. What else, make doctors prescribe coke, crack, heroin, meth, acid ? Christ we just had someone crying about signing their name for cold medicine, you think they wont be having everyone sign for even weed ? Now minors drink... ALOT, because its easy to get someone over 21 to buy it for them. Now you dont think they will be going nuts trying to chase down and bust the of age person thats handing out the mary jane cigarettes ? The entire thing would be such a friggin mess and hardly worth it Lastly, you are the one thats having the problem carrying on a intelligent conversation, flapping your mouth all pissy pants and making nothing but fairy tale blanket statements in your idea of a perfect world which simply does not exist.