I would have a field day telling them how you can't group "all" drugs together to either legalize or not, hehe :) Of course, I'd probably get bad marks for ignoring the instructions, but I don't agree with grouping them all together since some have absolutely no reason to legalize because of the harmfullness, while others arguably have harmless or less harmful side effects than many perscripton drugs.
I 2nd tngirl92, but would like to add the way my reasoning for legalizing or banning any action or product.
If an action or a product will harm/hurt no one in any way but the user, then no one has the right to take away that person's personal freedom of making a decision. It is their right to do something even if it hurts them.
However it is no one's right to do something or use something that will also hurt those around them.
Examples... I am glad they have made smoking illegal in confined places here, because it is extremely unfair that I should have to inhale second hand smoke just because someone doesn't understand the concept of stepping outside to light up.
marijuana (oh boy is this a can of worms! let's leave it at this example and not debate over it too far, haha)
presents less side effects than almost all medicines out there, even over the counter, yet has benefits. The only harm done to others (other than the user) over this one is because of gangs and drug cartels, not the actual use of it.
Texting while driving
This ones obvious... texting while driving is quickly becoming the number 1 cause of accidents. How often is the driver the only one injured in a car accident? I've almost been side slammed by cars running red lights or stop signs while texting (funny enough, more often they are older men!) and had any one of them hit me, they would have done most damage to my 3 year old sitting next to that door.
Helmets on a bike. Ok, we understand you want to keep the biker safe, but if they get into an accident without a helmet, they are the only ones effected. They put no one else in danger because of their lack of safety equipment. After a few near death experiences, maybe they'll learn. It took me nearly loosing my husband and ending up in the hospital twice after that to learn my lesson... but it was only myself that was effected by my own stupidity.
End point... laws made to keep 1 person or group from negatively effecting another.
So if a drug can harm a person other than the user, like cocaine, bath salts, meth, and other drugs that make the user do stupid and dangerous things around other people like getting violent or going canibal, then yes... they should be illegal.
I know I suck at wording myself, but I hope you understand what I mean :)