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[–] midnightblue1335 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

So much this. See, the "forbidden fruit" analogy fits perfectly with drug use, especially the "softer" drugs like pot. By making it a forbidden fruit, teens get curious: "Why is this particular plant so bad to smoke? People seem to enjoy it, it can't be that bad- I'd better try it and see for myself!"

By regulating it like booze, it's still a forbidden fruit of sorts- but the hassle of obtaining it will lead to decreased use among the underage. It's also worth noting the lack of drinking problems in countries with very low drinking ages. Being exposed to something as a young adult in a responsible manner will teach that young person how to behave responsibly as an adult. Forcing them to interact with niggers and scumfuck drug dealers just pushes them out of society onto the fringe- that's how we ended up with the modern left/SJW phenomenon.