AFAIC, so long as purchasing alcohol is legal, I see no reason why we shouldn't treat weed (or weed products) any differently. If anything, I'd argue that alcohol poses much higher health and societal risks than recreational marijuana ever has or will.
There are many studies that prove this. Some of them were even done in the USA, and buried by big pharma/the govt.
Plus, its not hard to point to mass-human activites where drugs vs alcohol are the main consumption (sporting events vs concerts/raves) and the difference in them. Ancedotal? Sure, but the data is there if someone wanted to dig it out.