I dunno i tend to overthink the issue but I reckon if at this exact point in time certain illegal drugs were to be legalised it would be v damaging.
imo it would have been alright if gov policies hadn’t been so draconian to begin with. For instance many drugs that are now considered class a mega dangerous existed back in the day without serious consequences; I guess opium had always been a little intense but that’s one of the few that exhibit actual physical dependency.
nonetheless, today most of your average people don’t know how to handle drugs; whereas people who have circumvented the law have put real effort into it so maybe would know better about the possible dangers…
but then again who knows :/