Re: Marihuana: Legal/Illegal Also, look at prohibition laws back in the 20's. People viewed alchohol as some abomination, and it was completely outlawed. But we don't see it as that today, do we? No we don't think of it like that today. It is something that is social activity and can be done in a controlled manner. Now think to yourself how pot is viewed today . . . Just something to ponder.