The Center for Disease Control cites 79,000 alcohol related deaths a year between 2001-2005. But we don't ban alcohol because the one time we tried it resulted in higher rates of violence, organized crime, and a plethora of other negative externalities. Alcohol use is also the most common addiction of people with schizophrenia.
Jacob Sullum questions Frum's suggestion that "such crimes would be more common if pot were legal".
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