American banks are the biggest beneficiaries [along with private 'security' contractors] of the American 'War on Drugs'.. How will they take it if a fat chunk of their income is to be wiped out by legalization of drugs?? [link]
Make it fully legal and you make it perfectly possible to support your addiction. (you could probably buy a months supply of heroin for 50 bucks. That is a drop in the water to all poor people. They get SSI and shit.)
The local pharmacy will not stock supplies of narcotics that can kill the user with one dose, or lead to the user committing a crime getting violent and hurting other people. The liability is too high. Get real.
well alcohol can kill with one dose or lead users to committing crimes or hurting people, but that is legal, and the sky isn't falling. what if they restrict other drugs by age like alcohol and keep it away from young kids, make it illegal to supply minor. and you could even take it a step further than alcohol and make it so even when you're an adult limit the amount you're allowed to buy and have at a time.
no he was saying we cant make something legal that makes people violent and commit crimes or are lethal with one does, i was making the point the alcohol is all of these things, and is legal, and our society handles it accordingly.
one dose of anything sold at the pharmacy wouldn't kill anyone, dying from drugs is called overdosing for a reason champ, anyone taking more than the instructions on their vial of heroin tells them to is not the fault of the pharmacy.
Almost all heroin overdoses are caused by the varying potency of the stuff on the street, supplying people with a regulated pure source of heroin would pretty much eliminate overdoses.
I was talking about the lighter drugs like marijuana, but a drug is already available that can kill a user with one dose (granted a very big ong), and it does lead to users committing crimes, getting violent, and hurting other people. Alcohol
You're brill. I bet it would really be under control and off the streets if anyone could just buy it from anyone on any street corner anywhere!!! Oh yeah, the whole country getting high- that's the solution to all our problems!
Portugals new policy has been working well, [link]
"jail time was replaced with the offer of therapy"
" in the five years after personal possession was decriminalized, illegal drug use among teens in Portugal declined and rates of new HIV infections caused by sharing of dirty needles dropped, while the number of people seeking treatment for drug addiction more than doubled."
"Judging by every metric, decriminalization in Portugal has been a resounding success," says Glenn Greenwald, an attorney, author and fluent Portuguese speaker, who conducted the research. "It has enabled the Portuguese government to manage and control the drug problem far better than virtually every other Western country does."
use is down, deaths are down, crime is down, decriminalization works better and is cheaper than prohibition
The problem with drugs, or mainly weed is people underestimate it. People just go, nah its cool, just chills ya bro. Then people think its fine to drive while intoxicated. They think its less dangerous and less obvious than alcohol, so they think they're okay.