That clearly illustrates why the debate never goes anywhere.
People who are pro-drug-war argue from the perspective that any change from the status quo must be carefully justified. (unless it involves banning new drugs by adding them to the DEA's drug schedule... in which case, full speed ahead!)
People who are pro-legalization argue from the perspective that drug-neutral laws should be the theoretical starting point, and drug bans must be thoroughly justified.
“Australians have very bad habits – piracy happens to be one of them.” --News Corp CEO Robert Thomson, on Game of Thrones torrents
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds...