A key argument prohibitionists make is that legalization 'sends the wrong message' - especially, of course, to children. Let's consider what message the current prohibition sends:
Marijuana has no accepted medical use.
kids deserve to go to jail for using cannabis.
The best thing to do with people who are in the grip of a horrible addiction is put them in prison.
People deserve to go to prison for doing something of their own free choice with their body, that harms no one else & is not more dangerous than alcohol or tobacco.
Policy should be based on irrational fear-mongering about children, not rational evidence based science.
These, and many other offenses to reason and liberty, is the message sent by prohibitionists.
So let's talk about the dangerous message they send. Let's expose this ridiculous fear-mongering propaganda which is the bandaid they are currently trying to desperately stretch over their gaping hole of a wound in their arguments, institutions & public perception. These pathetic catch-phrase talking point propaganda strategies are just the final screams of a dying monster. The last resort of a decaying ideology unable to justify its existence anymore in the face of growing awareness of its failures.