Obviously the guy shall never be appointed as teacher in economics.
But, if I understand you well, he made the point that the limitations meant to prevent the use of drugs (alcohol incuded) actually enhanced the abuse of it. Implying of course that legalization would be a great solution to the problems of abuse.
Let me, living in a country where drugs are easily available, make a few comments on that.
The use of alcohol (legal age 16) is a serious, fast growing problem among young people (I mean really young people between 11-16 years of age). The number of young people who drank themselves into coma (yes, "coma-drinking" is very popular among children) and had to be hospitalized because of that has risen last year by 40% (!), compared to the year before. Lifting the limitations to drug use creates its own new problems.
The weed and hash of the country I am living in are famous throughout the world because of their potency (even to the point that some claim these drugs have to be considered as heavy drugs). This increased potency has of course nothing to do with the limitations concerning the amount you are allowed to possess (legally there are, but in practice these are obsolete for decennia). It is the demand of the users (addicts) and the greediness of the dealers that made this evolution possible
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