Pot can cause problems in some cases. The earlier a kid smokes pot, the more likely they are to develop psychosis from it.
That's what I'm gathering from what I've read... It's something that does not appear to affect adults this way.
Another plus to legalizing it, it would cut down on laced pot... That's a lot of where the danger lies too. If it's regulated, it's less likely that someone will buy it from an unknown source and potentially get dangerous pot.
I think it has a lot of medicinal purposes that far outweigh the negatives of pot... It acts a lot in the same way other more potent prescribed drugs do without the unwanted side affects.
I think it also has a lot to do with how responsible one plans to be with it... My H would stay high if he could, and like TG's hubby, I think he either does it to numb something, or he may want to do it because it brings him back to a normal level of functioning... He's very hyper, this mellows him down to a "normal" persons level of hyperness.
This reminds me of the late comedian Richard Jeni... He did a bit on the difference between potheads and drinkers. The drinkers would all be sitting around, getting pumped to go kick someone's ass, and they would follow through after several more drinks... The potheads could be sitting around, getting pumped about kicking someone's ass and they'd smoke a little more and actually forget what they were planning to do
Or they no longer were upset with the guy.
Sometimes after a long week at work and our kids go stay at gma's for the night, we'll indulge.... I'm just glad I never actually cared for pot in college, I may have never gotten through as I already was not very motivated to be there... I barely made it through to begin with.