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I drink liquor, but only when the boat is held fast to a stationary object or surface. When underway, the drinking lamp is out. I don''t smoke, but I let others can do so as long as they stay downwind of me.
The topic of ''why are drugs illegal while tobacco and alcohol are not'' is one that has cussed and discussed long before you or I were born.
If you feel strongly about changing the laws, then I suggest you become politically active to cause the anti-drug laws to be lifted. If you can get enough folks to agree, then you may be able to convince law makers to change those laws. Till then, you''re stuck with them, and are legally bound by them, whether you like it or not.
That''s our system. It may not be perfect, but I''ve yet to find one better.
Other coutries have anti-drug laws that make ours seem very liberal. Turkey for example has some strange laws that you may want to keep in mind. I know of two US Navy sailors who were jailed for six years and a day for posessing marijuana. They were turned into the police by the cab driver who had just sold it to them, and he was not charged. BTW, those two sailors tried every diplomatic trick in the book, but the Turkish justice system held firm to their convictions and those two young men spent a good part of their productive lives in a Turkish jail. I''m sure there are many other similar stories. Do you want to take the chance of being a new one?
~ Happy sails to you ~ _/) ~