I can't say this enough, the real reason weed is illegal is because of M-O-N-E-Y!! It's BIG BUSINESS!! Don't think for a minute it's all about protecting society from drug addictions because it's not. Everything that's illegal costs more money just because it's illegal. Look back at the Al Capone days and alcohol prohibition. He had money and power because he was dealing in illegal things. To make that kind of money selling booze today, you'd have to at least own Bud Weiser or Jack Daniels.