There are always unseen consequences. The ripple effect can turn things into a nightmare faster than it can be acted on. I just hope that if pot is legalized it isn't one of those things.
It reminds me of state lotteries and casinos in that some states jump right in and others hold off for as long as they can. But once the dam is broken, NONE will ever be able to go back to before it was legalized. The cash from taxation will become too relied on.
IMHO alcohol is as bad as heroin. Possibly worse. Not saying to legalize heroin, just saying. The cost of alcohol in misery and dollars to us taxpayers in incalculable. Trillions of dollars and many millions of lost or wasted lives and broken families, I bet.