1. Legalizing it wouldn't mean everyone started smoking it all of a sudden. I don't smoke it, if it were legal I would continue to chose not to. Same as some people chose to smoke cigarettes, some not. Some choose to drink, some not.
2. I think the main problem with it not being legal is that if a person who is a great member of society, works, pays taxes, pays for tax/insurance and everything in between, if that person decided that to unwind at the end of the day or on days off by choosing to smoke weed in their home instead of having a few socially acceptable beers than they could be sent to jail. I don't think that's right. We have genuine criminals in this country; real scumbags, murderers, rapists etc who deserve to be locked up for life yet can spend less time in jail than some young guy or girl who smoked a joint. Is that right?
See the weed smokers are not violent or dangerous people in general they are easy going. And I don't think it's right that someone who is 99.9% good and law abiding deserves to go to jail due to 0.1% of law breaking, buying some weed. I mean if its ok to smoke cigarettes and ok to drink toxic stuff like whiskey or vodka which can do liver damage, cause people to be violent etc what's the harm in letting the people who want to smoke weed do so? Have it so they can only do it at home, I don't think they'd care.
Alot of people who smoke don't go out drinking and stuff they'd rather relax at home.
I mean if you chose not to smoke it then why would it effect you? Same as smoking a cigarette, if you chose not to does that mean you worry about the fact loads of others do or could you care less?
Basically, I think it's a fear of the unknown. Educate.