Okay- we are in agreement that we should treat pot and alcohol the same. Do you think that pot and alcohol are the same as coke and heroin? The real question is keeping coke and heroin illegal the best way to combat those addictions? Portugal has decriminalized all drug use- and by every measurement it is a success less crime less addiction more addicts getting treatment less government money being spent on drug enforcement/prison. i would love the United States to take an honest look at drug policy and come up with the strategy that is best of Americans- not just a knee jerk reaction to a campaign slogan.