More musings from pondering on what form a legalized marijuana market will take. We hear all the time that the alcohol prohibition failed and was repealed. But that is only true for legal alcohol, there is still a "prohibition" on illegal alcohol. None of us is allowed to just brew up a batch in our bathtub and sell it off the back of a truck. That would be illegal. I believe the face of a legalized marijuana market will be very similar. Marijuana produced and sold by certified businesses will be legal but the current prohibition will continue against illegal marijuana smuggled in from Mexico or grown in grow houses and sold by illegal dealers. And while the current prohibition against illegal alcohol serves to keep our communities safe from bootleggers and our bars safe from pressure to sell illegal alcohol, the prohibition against illegal marijuana will keep us safe from drug dealers and our "coffeeshops" safe from pressure to sell illegal weed. Of course it has the exact opposite effect in the absence of legal marijuana. Without legal marijuana in the market consumers have nowhere to turn but the illegal dealers. However it is something to consider because so many people call for legalization and an end to the prohibition without acknowledging that the prohibition against illegal marijuana can never be ended. Just as the prohibition against illegal alcohol can never be ended. The collateral damage caused by the post-legalization prohibition of illegal marijuana will be significantly reduced from what we see today because personal use will no longer be criminalized and the growing of marijuana for personal use will also not be a crime just as the making of homebrew is not a crime today. In the light of this I believe the causalities caused by the enforcement of the prohibition on illegal marijuana will be no more than the causalities caused today by the enforcement of the prohibition on illegal alcohol.