Marijuana is a gateway drug when sold by dealers who have other drugs to sell. Legalize it and they won’t be selling cocaine and meth in the back rooms of the pot shops.
Yes, talk to Colorado; they have had a decrease in alcohol sales since marijuana was legalized. Other reasons to legalize it include taxes that can go toward schools and infrastructure, putting drug dealers out of business, and people who have access to marijuana can get rid of multiple prescription drugs.
Yes, it is time to legalize marijuana in Minnesota.