Either way, the government sure goes out of its way to make sure people don't get high.
But at the end of the day, we all have our poisons. A college student has their weed, a business exec has their coke, a trailer park resident has their meth, and a hippie has their LSD. I of course, am a gamer, so my poison is sugary sodas. I got off of it for a while and thought my addiction was gone, but then I started using again recently, and strangely the DEA doesn't mind in my case.
Maybe not the DEA (for now) but the city of New York does. 20 Oz limit, citizen! And don't think you're going to find a salt-shaker at your table in a NYC restaurant, either.