As 4xxx4 indicates and I totally agree, people have not learned any lessons from Prohibition, As soon as you make anything illegal there will be somebody there that will swoop in and provide that product (whatever it is) and they will make a hefty profit from selling it. Some European countries have learned that by legalizing a substance/product they can control it and take the criminal element out of the equation. Alcohol is a much more abused and widely used product that causes much more economic, social and psychological problems for all, yet it is legal. Now the government (federal and state) controls its disbursement and gets their cut of the profits. If the US legalized MJ and allowed people to grow their own for their own use, the Mexicans would need to look for something else to make their money.
Though I've only lived in the ABQ/Rio Rancho area for a little over a year, the police here certainly appear more trigger happy than other PDs in comparable sized cities. Deadly force is used waaaaaaay to often!!!! Send those officers out to the shooting range to perfect their disarming shots or have them use rubber bullets. There are times deadly force is required but not always, especially in situations where people are not really responsible for their actions.