TheLiarWolframFeatured By OwnerNov 18, 2012Student Filmographer
Legality doesn't mean it's smart to use. Duh. People aren't going to run out and try meth just because it's legal. The school programs teaching kids not to use drugs aren't going to end. People will be knowledgeable about what's happening to their bodies when they use drugs, legal or not, and decriminalization means that someone caught with drugs would pay a fine and seek treatment--in Portugal, drugs are considered a social issue, not a legal issue.
"Ok. I am not for legalizing all drugs now" "How many of you actually believe that global warming is false?" "The US should invade Iran AND North Korea!" "The US government would save over 40 billion dollars a year if we legalized drugs." "Marijuana cures cancer!" "United States of the World" "Crazy @$$ 5|-|17 yo WAKE UP!" (Conspiracy) "Drug abuse costs the US economy more than 180 billion dollars a year..." "washington and clorado legalize marijuana!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Maybe I should expand the list to include drug-induced (2, 3 and 6 would fall into this category)
Seriously though, 6 of your 9 threads are drugs or conspiracy and the remaining 3 are batshit insane stuff that looks like the product of drugs.
I'm for the legalization of marijuana because it's probably less dangerous than alcohol and its less addicting than cigarettes. In a way, I think that I'm for decriminalising a lot of drugs, because the "War on Drugs" hasn't resulted in anything but overcrowded prisons. I think that we should focus more on people who sell drugs rather than the people who use.
Wouldn't it be better to reform the prison system into a rehabilitative one and deprivatize? Just curious, are you still against legalizing and regulating all of them if the provision is that hard/dangerous ones are regulated so that they may only be marketed for rehabilitation purposes, since most people can't quit cold turkey? Just one more question - you say you want to decriminalize, but then say people should be charged a fine and be directed to treatment - how exactly can you do that if there's no crime committed? 7/10, I have some hope your brain isn't totally fried.
It's not just about money. It's about how they affect people, and some do ruin lives. Look at any of the 'harder' drugs and tell me they're completely harmless. Pot is one of the 'less dangerous' drugs, but slows your reaction time to shit.
Asking for some drugs to be legalized, maybe I can see that happening. But to legalize all drugs? You are a fucking lunatic.
well actually, all drugs are decriminalised in Portugal. Possession remains prohibited. Criminal penalties still apply to drug growers, dealers & traffickers.
Gleaned from the WIKI on this topic... Posssession sees one with a summons to appear in front of a committee which has a range of different sanctions possible, including fines, suspension of right to practice if in a licencesd profession (like taxi driver, medical doctor, etc.), bans on visiting certain places and foreign travel, periodic reporting and confiscation of possessions and other sanctions. If a person is addicted they may be admitted to a rehabilitation facility or given community service.
Drug use among adolescents decreased, street value of drugs decreased, justice system workloads decreased, cannibis and cocaine use increased (they put these statistical changes down to more candour from interviewees who were less inclined to hide their use).
Consumption and possession is still illegal but consumers are now regarded as patients and not criminals. So the main change is that jail time is no longer a threat to users and it has been replaced by a system that tries to help people to get away from drugs, not put them in a prison environment where they train for other crimes and have even more risky drug taking opportunities.