What if Weed was Legal?

The legal age to drink alcohol in Kansas is 21.  To purchase alcohol requires a valid driver’s license at the time of sale with date of birth proving age.  There are severe penalties to merchants that do not require ID at the time of sale or that sell to anyone under the age of 21.  Not only does this apply to merchants, the consequences of legal adults that purchase alcohol for minors are, but not limited to:  contributing to minors, contributing to a child’s misconduct, and child endangerment.  Even though alcohol is legal for an adult to purchase and consume who are 21 and over, there are still responsibilities to not drink and drive and conduct oneself in a responsible manner.  
The legal age to smoke cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or to chew chewing tobacco in Kansas is 18.  To purchase cigarettes, e-cigarettes or chewing tobacco or tobacco paraphernalia requires a valid driver’s license at the time of sale with date of birth proving age.  There are severe penalties to merchants that do not require ID at the time of sale or that sell to anyone under the age of 18.  Not only does this apply to merchants, the consequences of legal adults who purchase tobacco for minors are, but not limited to:  contributing to minors, contributing to a child’s misconduct and child endangerment.  
Prescription drugs are only legal with a prescription from a prescribing physician.  Prescription drugs are only to be consumed by the person whose name is on the prescription bottle.  It is illegal to buy or sell prescription drugs without a prescription.  
Illegal drugs are just illegal.  However, it is not illegal to be a drug user.  But, it is illegal to be under the influence of illegal drugs, and to be in possession of and/or to buy or sell.
Why am I giving an uneducated lesson about drugs and alcohol, you might be complaining?
I was once a minor who had alcohol and cigarettes purchased for me.  I was an underage drinker my sophomore and junior years of high school, with consequences.  I was taught to smoke cigarettes at the age of 15, by a family member that joined the family.  I bought my own cigarettes at the age of 16 at the local Zip In for $1.60 per pack, no questions asked.  
Even if marijuana were to become legalized, I still would not try it.  I’ll just get a flu shot instead.
Just say No!
Live Well, Live Wellington
Heather Jensen