To be an ethical person you are not required to follow every law put in place. Ethics is not about doing what someone else tells you to do, but rather about making your own personal decisions based on your own unique set of values and morals. Legalization will not, and cannot, remove ethical issues for every individual. Take gay marriage for example, some want it legalized, some do not. Whether it is legalized or not the ethical issue remains within an individual person. If it is legalized the person or individual must now make their own ethical decision of whether or not they will get married to a person of the same sex. Their choice should be based out of their own value system and not the value system of the person or people who passed the law. Just because a large group of people deem it right or wrong it does not mean that your ethics align with theirs; therefore, you are still able to make your own decision on the matter. It is the same with every issue that is out there right now. Assisted suicide, marijuana, abortion, animal testing etc. An ethical issue is an ethical issue and legalization cannot remove that. People will always have to make their own decisions about issues, whether or not there is a law passed. Laws can sometimes hinder the carrying out of certain ethical decisions, like assisted suicide, but an individual will always be presented with the ethical dilemma of whether or not they support the law. Laws will remain and new ones will be created, but so will the ethical issues every individual must wrestle with personally.