Alcoholics never "opened fire" to protect thier rights, the Gangsters who stepped in to fulfil the demand for it did to protect thier turf, much as it is today. Too many mainstream americans drank alcohol to keep it illegal for long. Too many high profile people were at risk of going to jail. One would think that thats how it is today as well, but something tells me that there is more going on with pot legislation than meets the eye. There is something out of whack in the totally disproportionate attack on pot. WHY is it so important that they continue to persecute it and those who partake?
If it were 100% legal, as in like alcohol legal, then yes, everyone would be able to grow thier own. Much like we are able to make so much beer or liquor without taxation. But you don't see all alcoholics brewing thier own, in fact a damn small percentage of all drinkers make it. There will STILL be a market for Samuel Adams in the Budweiser market!!