Re: America profits from drugs.
Well, it's like they say: there are out-laws, and then there are in-laws. The biggest problem I see is that organized crime will not let go easily. It's tough to go legit without government help, you know? And the gov't probably won't grant a lot of territory to the competition.
However, I believe that legalization will reduce a lot of violent crime and theft.
BTW, no offence to anyone, but that is the reason I don't watch The Sopranos. The real crooks are into child porn, kidnapping, torture, murder, mutilation, and extortion of good people. If they would just stay underground and pick on thugs like them, we wouldn't have the troubles we are having, no?