Based on numerous conversations I have had with people, they all think marijuana a.k.a. pot is less harmful than alcohol and cigarettes. But in U.S., pot is illegal while alcohol and cigarettes are legal. I always wondered why such is the case. I of course believe pot should be illegal. After all, we should trust our gov. cuz they are experts and are looking out for our best interests. The Fed. gov must think pot should be illegal after numerous medical tests. But yet, I still encounter so many people who think pot is less harmful and kill far less people than alcohol or cigarette. One friend even boasted about knowing one professor who smokes pot. I need you guys' insights. 1. Why are alcohol and cigarettes legal but pot isn't? 2. Do you believe pot is more harmful than alcohol or cigs. hence illegal?