tell me why drugs should or should not be legalized?

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davekgarkie asked:

Prohibition does not prevent cannabis use by children or the mentally ill, the vulnerable populations whom we supposedly want to protect. Instead, cannabis prohibition makes it more difficult for parents, patients, society, doctors and law enforcement to control cannabis use.

The Drug War makes honest education about cannabis impossible, and leaves cannabis users marginalized in ways that make their lives more stressful.
This stress is unhealthy for everyone, but it is certainly most damaging to people with schizophrenia.

Cannabis prohibition is not merely a failure; it is a counterproductive fraud that is harming those whom we claim we want to protect.
There are currently more teens in treatment centers for marijuana in comparison to those admitted for alcohol.
Only an idiot would have to ask why alcohol is not the no#1 problem
after all alcohol is perfectly legal ( If you are 21.)
That is due to responsible people handling alcohol by way of the carding and id system.

Contraband markets make no age disgression.
Since the crackdown on tobacco there are 75% fewer teens trying or using tobacco.
However when it comes to cannabis and other illicit substances it’s a whole
other ball game.
Control, regulation and better education work prohibition, dose not.
Or as John Walters of the ondcp (Office for national drug control policy) calls it “ a war on drugs” (Sorry John but it’s true look at the Netherlands)

America loves a war even if it is on it’s own people.

One of several reason they don’t legalize drugs is not because of the harm of drugs,
But people would lose more money in the long run.
Some of the people behind the support of this irrational so called war are
The tobacco industry,
the alcohol and distilled spirit industry ( people simply don’t drink as much, or decide not to drink at all with cannabis meaning a decline in there sales.
The pharmaceutical corporations can not make money on whole or raw cannabis, but they can charge an arm and a leg for there synthetic Marinol (dronabinol) CIII.

The textile and paper industry would lose out from hemp production, sinse hemp dose not need to go through all the various processes that ordinary tree products would. Also it’s possible to get two harvest in one season.

However people don’t know the difference between industrial hemp and smokeable cannabis, yet they are able to distinguish between the two in other country’s like Germany, the UK , Netherlands and even Canada, but our `DEA agents are so dumb they cant tell the difference between a stalk and a bush.
Also people who have any knowledge of growing high quality cannabis will tell you that male plants should never be grown next to your high grade female plants,
(unless of course you want to pollinate for future seed production).
When it comes to farming hemp the males are left in tact to pollinate the females and produce as much seed as possible.

This would mean a seedy mess for the pot smoker to clean up and produce undesirable future generations of smokeable cannabis.

If anything, Hemp farming would be anti marijuana and would harm any outdoor pot farming within a one mile radius of any hemp farm.

The petroleum industry would also be affected, sinse almost everything that can be made from petroleum can be synthesized from hemp oil, everything from bio fuel to even plastics. If North America would use a third of it’s land for hemp production we could create enough bio fuel to supply an area the size of Canada.

Now also for a moment consider how many people are incarcerated over just cannabis who are currently in the prisons and jails.
If cannabis were legalized and all inmates serving time for cannabis were freed there would be an over abundance of empty cells, and millions of guards in this country would be no longer needed.
The prison building industry would almost be obsolete ( and if all drugs were legalized that would mean even more empty cells).

So the prison system must have some means of gaining more inmates.
Not to mention other areas such as treatment centers, probation.etc
or HIDTA high intensity drug traffic areas where money is fed in to law enforcement,
(they would miss there green $$$)

Drugs , not even alcohol are the cause of the fundamental ills of society, rather than checking people for the presence of drugs, they should first test people for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.

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  1. guy o says:

    The DEA has been fighting th War on Drugs for over 30 years. What have they won?
    The highest incarceration rate in the world?

  2. Joy S says:

    Okay, I don’t have enough time to read all of that…so sorry.
    I hate drugs, but we shouldn’t make them illegal. I heard from this one teacher I had a while back that one time, alchohol was illegal and people tried making their own, so a ton of people got killed from that.
    It’s not that I take drugs, but if we make them illegal then more people could get killed. But hey–what do I know?

  3. Pobept K says:

    they “some drugs” may be natural or derived from plants, however that dose not make the healthy or good for you Drug use is almost always associated with persons that are criminals that commit crimes to support their drug habits.

  4. Me says:

    Drugs are already legal!
    Alcohol intoxicates and impairs your system, is addictive and available quite openly.
    Cigarrettes are very addictive too, and widely available.

    A quick rush? Pick up glue, nail polish, or turpentine anywhere. Numerous herbs, flowering shrubs and mushrooms are hallucinogenic, yet available for purchase all over. So what is the big deal? Whoever wants to poison himself will find the way anyhow

  5. Adonai says:

    I truly believe you are the only person whom writes more than I…

    As a retired Police Officer I can attest Marijuana is just another drug, when used for recreational purposes it just makes stupid people more stupid and smart ones, Stupid.

    Alcohol does the exact same thing, yet, it is legal, for the most part.

    By Making “drugs” illegal, we force users to step into motor vehicles and drive to the backroads to drink or get stoned.

    Purhaps if all drugs were legal, this hiding would not occure and those whom choose to use them would do so openly, at home.

    This issue is about family intervention and Not Government; the exception would be, If You Drive Drunk or Stoned, your fair game for law enforcement.

    Education is the key as No Law will stop anyone from obtaining and using Any Drug, Ever.

    Prohibition showed us what makingt bad law was all about, Alcohol being made illegal was sold anyway for High Prices and this “new” drug issue is exactly the same as prohibition was of the 1920’s.

    The money spent of “drug interediction” and policing could be spent on education.

  6. Arsobia64 says:

    For one thing it would wipe out the national debt.

  7. cashville_con says:

    yes,if it were any other war like the one on drugs we would have considered it a loss. we spend billions every year to lock up ppl , when that money could be spent on rehab and rebuilding the communities.

  8. VermilionPhoenix says:

    Drugs are bad, just deal with it. I’m sick and tired of stoners coming up with stupid outlandish reasons to legalize drugs just so they don’t worry about getting slammed with fines and jail time.

    As far as the supposed medicinal uses go (for pain and anti-vomiting in cancer patients) compazine and vicodin do wonders without stinking up the hospital from pot smoke.

    I didn’t read the entire “question” but whatever reasons there are to legalize use of it, I’m sure that there are better alternatives than making it easier for druggies to stay out on the streets and killing people “accidentally” because they shouldn’t be driving around while high.

  9. J D says:

    For me it comes down to this…it’s my body and what I put in it whether it be heroin or drano is nobody else’s business!

    Now if I break other laws such as driving under the influence or putting kids in danger, then you prosecute me under those laws. Our current ‘War On Drugs’ is a waste of time and money. We have prisons stuffed to the brim with people that have committed the crime of owning or using a substance that hurt nobody but themselves. On top of that, things that were once legal are now illegal. How can something be ok at one time then cause you to go to jail if your timing is wrong? Millions of people drank Coke when it still contained cocaine and it didn’t cause any harm. Try that today and the harm you face will be a lengthy jail sentence.