Sure, legalize it. Then, when all the pot smokers are dying from horrible diseases because Big Marijuana thought that putting copious amounts of cat piss in their joints gave them more "zing", I'll be enjoying my extra large tax refund. Which I'd better get if I have to spend time around a bunch of potheads that smell like skunk ass.
Have you ever tried to harvest cat piss? It isn't easy. You stick your hand in a litter box wih a cup and an angry cat in it. And then upscale that to an industrial level and pot automatically increase 10X in price just because Mr. Bojangles doesn't want a hand in there with him while he's dropping a deuce.
I should know, I've tried.
As for the smell, I love the smell of a joint being burned, but I do see your point about the kind of stale lingering smell afterwards. Either way it smells loads better than cigarettes.
From a purely practical standpoint, given a choice, I'd choose the smell of pot smoke any day of the week. Granted, I don't like the smell of either one - smoke in general makes my asthmatic ass gag. But cigarette smoke's got shitloads of chemicals and unnatural additives in it, stinks worse, and man it fucking lingers
. I don't care if they haven't smoked for 6 months, you walk into a cig smoker's house, and you know it right away. Pot smoke doesn't stick around like an unemployed cousin. Half an hour after the joint's done, nobody can smell anything except the patchouli incense the pothead lit up when he threw on his Phish cassette.