While it may go to criminals, kids tend to be wannabe adults, rather than wannabe gangsters or drug hookers.<quoted text>
You missed the information and links I have provided. It is a fact that the more cannabis is repressed, the more the kids smoke it. Prohibition of all drugs is at the origin of the explosion of drugs consumption. It is normal, because once a drug is illegal, the market is given to the criminals. And those who get abuse have no way to be cured. Abuse of any product is a health problem, and there exist non addictive drugs which cure addiction quite easily.
If you let your government decide for your food and drugs, you transform the state into a drug dealer, and you kill the competition allowing people to choose the medication which works the better for them. Prohibition is a form of nationalization, completely contradictory with the American freedom, as the founders of America knew well. It is only fear selling, and nothing else.
"Prohibition... goes beyond the bound of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded" -Abraham Lincoln
We can tackle the criminals.