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Legalizing ALL Drugs
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Posted 5/27/13 , edited 5/28/13
The theory is that once you legalize it, it becomes desensitized and less people would abuse. Also it would be regulated and thus safer for people. I have heard that statistic from other countries have actually proven this.

Frankly, I think this is stupid. How many years would it take before it's desensitized. What kind of regulation would even allow these obviously deadly drugs into the market? In this situation, law should not be catering to fit the wants of people who are abusing the drugs.

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Posted 5/28/13 , edited 5/28/13
you need to cite where this is coming from

plus what about addiction? even with tolerance people will only want more, and since nothing regulates, it people will pour everything just to get more drugs
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Posted 5/28/13
People should be able to live in any way they want, which includes the consumption of any type of drug.
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Posted 5/28/13
I am slightly torn on this. I believe in liberty and letting people do what they want. However, at the same time I can't tolerate legalizing ALL drugs. I truly believe the devil resides in them. Especially things like cocaine, heroine, and other high drugs, they change people into something else. its almost like they have no free will.

Its done some nasty stuff to people close to me and I would fear if we just let go out to mass market. It would hurt many families and friends as well as our society itself.
Posted 5/28/13
That's a stupid theory.

hurr durr lets make this stuff more readily available for people to abuse.
Posted 5/29/13
I don't want illegal drugs legalised because of health concerns.

But the government obviously have other agendas on their mind. If people were to become addicted, it would create more problems for the society and could lead to problems such as bankruptcy, increased crimes, and increased unemployment rates.

The government wants to keep people as productive as possible; almost like a farm animal.
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Posted 5/31/13
If people just want to do drugs, just do prescriptions overdoses
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Posted 6/2/13 , edited 6/2/13
I think Portugal has tried something like this, not legalising but 'decriminalising'.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/evaluating-drug-decriminalization-in-portugal-12-years-later-a-891060.html


If you want to fuck up your life with drugs that's your business, but the problem is when you go fucking up other people's lives.
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Posted 6/3/13 , edited 6/3/13
I don't like getting maryjane to be legalized.

It affects the users reaction time. So, think about that when a user is driving a car.

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Posted 6/3/13 , edited 6/3/13
"Drugs are bad mm'kay."

- Quoted from Mr Mackay
- Paraphrased from the anthropomorphism of common sense

There are far more effective ways for people to kill themselves, such that they don't put a strain on social cohesion and the health system (as alcohol has done). Keep it illicit, so people who make the choice to enter that realm are perceived on some level as outcasts in conflict with societal norms. From a detached, objective level I don't particularly mind if people take drugs, as long as we can still lucidly distinguish between what is healthy and proper and what is not.

I'm happy to listen to arguments in defence of pot, but remain somewhat skeptical.

Edit: Assuming we're addressing 'hard' recreational drugs?
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Posted 6/3/13
Well honestly I think pot should be legalized in all states. No Im not a pothead but I sometime want it occasionally.
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Haha, I live in Colorado.... The smell of marijuana actually gives me migraines though, so I'm against allowing smoking of it in public.

I'm completely against this theory. Sure, it works in your head, but I can see right now the majority of people abusing this. You can't regulate hardcore drugs like that. Will people really become desensitized to it? This is only an assumption. I mean, the whole reason these drugs are illegal in the first place is because people DID abuse them. So suddenly making them legal then attempting to regulate isn't going to be successful at all. The only thing people will hear is, "drugs are legal now." They won't hear all the strings that are still attached.

And the whole thing about people should be allowed to do drugs if they want.... Well, much as people should be allowed to live their lives as they see fit, drug abuse effects more than just the user, and even more than just their family and friends. So hardcore drugs aren't illegal as a way for the government to control people's lives, but as a way to keep other people from getting hurt or killed by drug abusers.

As far as how I feel about marijuana... As long as people do it in private places, I don't mind. People will still probably abuse it despite regulations, but that's how all things in life are. And I know someone will respond to me with, "so you mean you don't like it so I can't smoke it in public?" Well, it's just a matter of common courtesy. There are plenty of private places where you can smoke and it won't effect those around. You can still smoke your marijuana but nobody else will have to be effected by it.
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Posted 6/4/13 , edited 6/4/13
Legalizing currently illegal drugs would pose a public health risk. I don't believe that people should have the right to legally do drugs and the rationalization of "if it doesn't 'hurt' anyone else it should be legal" is not valid for legalizing something in my opinion.

As far as the US legal system goes the illegal drugs are in a class called schedule I controlled substances. Schedule II substances and below are legal via prescription only and heavily regulated (examples are Oxycodone, morphine, Adderall, etc.) Heroine, crack, meth, and other illegal drugs are in schedule I. Why would it makes rational legal sense to take schedule I substances and essentially make them over the counter non-prescription products? If people have the right to use drugs and should not be legally barred from doing so then why have a prescription system anyway? If someone can buy heroine or marijuana why should they need a prescription for Lortab or even more simple maintenance medications like Metformin for diabetes?

Just stuff to ponder from a legal perspective.
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Posted 6/5/13
I am actually for this, although drugs with no recreational or commercial value that are so deadly that people pretty much die or suffer soon after they take them are probably not on my list.

I'm for legal drugs as long as measures are taken to inform people about the goods and bads of what they are doing. There will also need to be laws in place regulating what one can or can't do while on drugs. Driving, for instance.
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Posted 6/5/13

Morbidhanson wrote:

I am actually for this, although drugs with no recreational or commercial value that are so deadly that people pretty much die or suffer soon after they take them are probably not on my list.

I'm for legal drugs as long as measures are taken to inform people about the goods and bads of what they are doing. There will also need to be laws in place regulating what one can or can't do while on drugs. Driving, for instance.


You do realize people are going to ignore the regulations and abuse the privileges, right? The idea sounds nice in your head, and if people were more respectful and didn't take advantage of things, maybe this theory would work. Unfortunately, in the case of legalizing drugs like this, we can't trust everybody to use them intelligently or respectfully. People aren't supposed to drink and drive or even technically talk/text and drive, but they do anyway. What's to say they wouldn't drive while so high they can barely function?
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