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Why I'm against pot being legalized [View all]

I was talking to a young person, a guy in his early 20s, and he was telling me how just about all his friends like to smoke pot. And he said if pot was legalized, that it would influence all the kids who don't smoke it, to start smoking it too, and the young generation would be all potheads. Basically, the jist of it was that he thinks, and I agree with him, that a lot of young people are stupid and easily influenced by peer pressure, and it would not be a good thing to legalize pot because it would send a bad signal about other drugs as well, and influence a bunch of young people who ordinarily wouldn't experiment with it, to start. Which could lead them, possibly, to get into much worse stuff too.

I found his argument, especially him being a young person, and a party "hip" popular guy type who knows what the young people are thinking and how they act, persuasive. What do you think about his points?

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