See, when it comes to intoxication, people aren't inclined to obey the law, normally law abiding or not. The history of prohibition tells us that not only will most people not put down their drinks, but more people will drink. Not only that, but the history shows us that the harm will be increased because of an increase of users as well as a decrease in quality (a black market product vs a legal product)Originally posted by Mr. E. Squid
Sure, some people won't put down their drinks. I agree, but why don't you tell me how the harm wouldn't be lessened? After all, the majority of people are inclined to obey the law. If they didn't, obviously, law is useless. So, if poeple, in nature, are inclined to obey the law, tell me how "harm" would not decreae?
Intoxication is a very special case, people for all of human history have sought out intoxicants, and no law changes that...