In a 2010 study of the effects of fear on mice using endocanniboids (which act like cannabis), socially applicable concerns developed.
The effects were that the mice had a harder time learning, or did not react to dangerous situations, such as having a natural fear of water (mice drown easily).
The effects of PTSD were also addressed in the belief that endocanniboids could relive PTSD.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a legalized substance that made it harder for the populace to learn, and also eliminated fear in our soldiers? No more would a soldier see his friend die on the battlefield and be shocked by the atrocity, he could be drugged and sent right out into war.
When looking at the legalization of ANYTHING, we cannot simply look at only its benefits. We must look at the social reprecussions and how they could be misused.
The people were all in favor of DDT as an effective pesticide. Kids even ran out in the streets to play in the DDT clouds.
We will see the social ramifications of legalized drugs soon enough. I predict an increase in the suicide rate and an inbalance of taxpayer-to-public-works ratio. Next we should completely dehumanize women and turn them into organic tissue paper, er, ahem, legalize prostitution.
I will teach my children to utilize their minds, not stupify them, to be socially conscious and respect themselves and others. I will teach them to do this without chemical dependency. But if they do take drugs, I promise to make it memorable...muahahahahahahahaha!