"Typical regressive, fearful and ill-informed replies there already... For starters, I'd feel safer walking down a street in the Dam than through a junkie area in the UK, or even down a street full of drunk yobs over here. Secondly, there seems to be a misunderstanding of the terms "legal", "controlled" and "regulated" - it seems that some people think these terms mean "compulsory". They don't. Tobacco and alcohol are legal, but you don't have to use them, do you? ."