Why? It's taxable. It's a major government earner and spender in both public and private sectors. It's easy to get a hold of, and to make in your own home even. Weed in comparison is trickier and not widely recognized. Same goes with any other drug or abusive substance. I still feel it's still legal despite all its downfalls just so people can collect. Call me a conspiracy theorist; but I think I'm only being a realist.