I wouldn't invade someone's home and possibly murder the occupants in order steal money to buy a dozen glazed donuts.
I don't know any potheads that would invade someone's home and steal money to buy a bag of weed, either. Maybe that's because the quality of pothead I know isn't the norm...I admit I don't know a lot of people and I don't get out much in the world, but the ones I know, are the type that just want to be mellow, get high in the comfort of their own home, and not bother anyone. I don't know anybody who ever wanted to drive high, either...they just want to sit in a comfy chair and think their mellow, sometimes deeply philosophical and sometimes dumb as a brick thoughts and not be bothered with having to focus on traffic or expose themselves to possible pull-overs from Johnny Law. They don't want to waste their buzz by having to drive.
In regards to "Please don't tell me that as an intelligent woman you truly believe there should be no laws regulating drugs or that most people can/could control themselves using drugs like meth," I don't think people would CHOOSE meth if they had access to...oh, I don't know, actual cocaine? Think about it...meth wasn't a problem when we were chasing down people for coke, and crack came about because coke was too expensive for the common man (again, because it was illegal). I've tried all those things, and I'd pass on all of them for a Dunkin Donuts Boston Creme, and I'd pass on the Dunkin' for a single dark chocolate Dove's Promise, because I don't have the gene for addictive personality, although of all those things I tried, the coke was the best, but I realized at the prices they were asking, I would take my free trial and pass on becoming a customer. It was nice enough to feel that level of confidence, like I could solve world hunger with one swipe of my pen to my checkbook, but not $300 worth of nice.
Honestly, I don't know if I feel we should decriminalize coke, meth, and crack, but I know keeping them illegal means the criminals control the trade and the price is inflated. That is what we learned with prohibition. Obviously, keeping them illegal hasn't solved the drug problem in this country.
My real problem is one of solipsism - I really don't know anything outside of myself, and I make the mistake of thinking everybody is like me -- and if everyone was like me, they'd choose the single Dove Promise (100% satisified with a small quantity of a quality item, as opposed to a large quantity of a lower quality item) and everything would be legal.
I need my own planet.