I'm sure this has been answered before, although a search didn't bring up any results.

I know the CoS "unequivocally opposes" any illegal drug use. I understand being opposed to substance abuse, I myself am opposed to abusing narcotics.

I don't understand why some drugs such as alcohol and tobacco are okay, yet other drugs such as cannabis are not. What does legal status have to do with anything? I think most would agree cigarettes do more harm than marijuana.

I'm really not seeing what legal status has to do with anything. I smoke weed socially, a couple times a month maybe... but because I'm not in Amsterdam the CoS opposes it?

Hopefully someone will clear this up for me.