Amazes me how the flipped-out reactions to legalizing puny ol’ pot have remained the same for as long as I can remember. The only new one is: “Maryjuwanna is 50,000 times stronger than it was back in the ’60s — really will destroy your brain and make you a vegetable!!”
The oldest standbys:
“If you advocate legalizing pot, you’re saying it’s alright for 7-year-olds to get stoned out of their minds!!”
“If you legalize you might as well throw all the drug laws out the window and let people do whatever they want whenever and no consequences!!!”
This is the anti-matter version of a pernicious notion that floated around among druggies from the mid-’60s to the mid -’80s: “The squares lied about pot, so they must have been lying about acid, speed, coke and even smack.” Meth monsters and the disco-coke-crashes overturned that, finally.