Should drugs like marijuana, cocaine, and heroin be legal?
Change that list to be only marijuana and I'd agree. I do not partake in marijuana, but think it could easily be regulated for recreational use and researched further for medicinal use. Quite honestly, I think it's a far better option than alcohol. You don't hear about people high on marijuana getting into violent domestic disputes or going to commit other crimes. We see that daily with alcohol related incidents, as one example.
Drug usage should be treated as a medical problem. Prison is not a cure for addiction. Trying to stop the traffickers is impossible as long as great profits can be made from selling these. drugs. Legalization and government control, manufacture and distribution would be a start until we can get all the addicts rehabilitated. It would also be cost effective.