a world where alcohol consumption was illegal and a banned substance and marijuana was freely accepted for it's benefits. think of all the bullshit costs that come from alcohol abuse, not to mention the violence/vandalism/vehicular manslaughter/rape/etc. now think of a guy smoking a joint contemplating life on this planet staring at the ocean. how about the medicinal benefits of the herb when faced with the choice of ingesting a natural plant or a plethora of chemicals. as much as i have drank in the course of my life, not once did i feel like a champ the following day, straight poison.