and profitability is what mostly makes them dangerous. So when there is such a high markup and expense, combined with an addiction, people rob, steal, and kill to protect their sales turf or support their habit.
I would imagine that's where some of the fear mentality comes from.
Most of the time I see "the children" being brought up when people argue against legalisation. How do you protect minors, or the unborn, or does one operate on the assumption that a mother's unborn child is her property, and she can do as she likes with it.