Why is alcohol legal?

i mean it is the most abused substance. it is a substance that has killed the most people. not to mention the damage long term abuse of alcohol can cause to your body i just dont understand why it is still legal because as i am sure you know Americans have no self control and dont know how to use things in... show more i mean it is the most abused substance. it is a substance that has killed the most people. not to mention the damage long term abuse of alcohol can cause to your body i just dont understand why it is still legal because as i am sure you know Americans have no self control and dont know how to use things in moderation. your imput is appreciated
Update: just to clarify things i am not a pothead. nor do i care if they legalize pot
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