Boy this one is tough. I do support legalization for medical use, but I do not support general legalization. I know what you're saying Bunny and it could help with taxes and reducing crime related to drugs, however pot is a small portion of the illegal drug trafficking. So we legalize pot, then what's next? Where do we draw the line?
Just as with alcohol, there will be people that do not use responsibly.
I also know some aging hippies that still smoke pot and I do believe it has affected their brains. They seem generally duller and zoned out, even when they're not high. If pot was legalized, I believe people who now occasionally indulge in it, would do it much more. Do we want a bunch of zombies on our roads? Would you want to work with one that might put your life at risk? There's a reason why many jobs require random drug testing, especially jobs that involve dangerous equipment.