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Legalizing ALL Drugs
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Posted 7/18/13
Under no circumstances should drugs be legalized or decriminalized.

If anything, we should expand anti-drug measures and prevent individuals from smoking or drinking; both alcohol and tobacco are extremely harmful to society -- both are threats worth fighting, and doing nothing has lead to great harm both economic and emotional.
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Posted 7/20/13
Well I say legalize it, and tax it, and tax it hard. People are always gonna try and take advantage of a good thing anyway. You might as well increase the revenue off of it. I mean come on people. The country is in depth up to it's nose.


We gotta do something right??
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Posted 7/20/13 , edited 7/20/13
I am in favor of legalization, but generally against drug-use. Drugs are a good for which demand does not change regardless of price. Since drugs are currently an illegal, black market goods, drug dealers are able to charge exorbitant rates for their products. As a result, crime increases, as many people who use drugs are not able to afford the prices that result from drugs being a black-market good, and thus must resort to theft and other violent crime. If drugs were legalized and regulated in an efficient manner, reasonably priced white-market drugs could replace the market for overpriced black-market drugs, thereby reducing drug-related crime.

I posit that drug education is more important to preventing drug-use than legal restrictions.
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Posted 7/22/13 , edited 7/22/13
It would be the better alternative.
As long as it's illegal, people are going to continue shooting drugs like there was no tomorrow.
Besides, I believe it's a matter of choice, not justice.
You can't make laws to protect people from them self, neither can you control the world with laws.
I know it's hard to comprehend if you grew up in the states considering it's the no.1 place in the world with the most laws, but believe it or not.... The more rules you have, the more they're going to be violated.

As for my own experience with drugs which most seem to attach to their opinion here -
I've smoked weed quite a few times (about everyday for a year) and enjoyed it, but I stopped smoking from one day to another because I got tired of it.
Oh! Did I mention that it's illegal in Denmark too? So yeah.
Personal choices, shouldn't be a matter of justice when it affects no one, but yourself.

Obviously there should still be rules for driving under an influence, be it drugs or alcohol, but again...
That's a different matter.

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Posted 7/22/13
I think marijuana should be legalized it does not by any means hurt anybody, it help people with sleeping disorders, depression and anxiety. I self medicate all the time for anxiety and sleeping problems.

P.s I'm not crazy i just think a lot when I need to sleep
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Posted 7/23/13
Legalizing, no. Decriminalizing, on the other hand, would be a great idea.

Instead of tossing people in jail when they're caught with heroin, toss them into a forced rehab center or something like that. Putting people who need help into an aggressive environment, where crime is heavily looked up upon, doesn't really help them in any way.

They need help, not to be fucked over.
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Posted 7/24/13
There are certain drugs that shouldn't be made legal such as Meth. That drug and drugs very similar in there affects are too dangerous and they cause rapid deterioration to ones health. Marijuana on the other hand, I am okay with it being legalized; it is a drug that has a similar level of risk. Alcohol for example, one can get addicted to it and it causes damage to the body but if used in moderation the damage to the body can be minimal. Tobacco is a similar case too. A drug shouldn't be legalized if the probability of the user to become extremely dependent on the substance is high. The legalization of "low-risk drugs" can also allow authorities to better manage the substance by allowing help to those who do use it to not be prosecuted while receiving help. It would also alleviate the pressure of law enforcement from having to enforce a law, which would occupy limited resource and let them cover issues of higher importance. The legalization of certain drugs also would open up a revenue option for the local or federal government which would help better serve the citizenry in various programs.

I don't advocate the legalization because the desire to use the drug but rather I don't see the value in enforcing a policy toward a substance that has such low levels of adverse affects when we already have substances that are legal which have similar levels of health risk or low social/societal negativities. The amount of resources we waste on enforcing a petty policy is ridiculous.
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Posted 7/24/13

creepysalad wrote:

Legalizing, no. Decriminalizing, on the other hand, would be a great idea.

Instead of tossing people in jail when they're caught with heroin, toss them into a forced rehab center or something like that. Putting people who need help into an aggressive environment, where crime is heavily looked up upon, doesn't really help them in any way.

They need help, not to be fucked over.


I agree, a person should be helped out of an issue, the current legal system only compounds the issue.
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Posted 8/8/13 , edited 8/8/13
sure we would be given more of our freedom back but seriously... why would we waist the resources trying to limit the effect's of drug's that have a potential to harm the individual or others when we have people dieing from HIV and Cancer , Tuberculosis and so on -_-.. dont let the scientists who are smart enough to do that work waist their time like that -_- have them help look for cures for serious things... dammit
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Posted 10/8/13
No, just legalize the most harmless drug ever: Marijuana.
We don't want another opium war.
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Posted 10/8/13 , edited 10/9/13

ThrenodialSoul wrote:

No, just legalize the most harmless drug ever: Marijuana.
We don't want another opium war.
You are patently *EDITED OUT BY BJAKER* if you believe Marijuana is the "most harmless drug ever."

Consider a brief expert from A Case Against the Legalization of Marijuana by Daniel Fisher:
It is also worth mentioning that the AMA and the AGS both preclude the recommendation of prescribing "medical" marijuana at the present time; there is little evidence suggesting that marijuana alters the course of glaucoma or cancer in patients at the present time.

Also, consider examining this study published by the National Academy of Sciences last year: "Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife"
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/08/22/1206820109.abstract

It'd be great if you didn't spread disinformation on topics you clearly know nothing about. You should feel thoroughly ashamed of yourself for being complicit in the perpetuation of the lie that Marijuana use carries with it few associated risks.
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Posted 10/8/13
That was unnecessarily harsh. This is an opinion based question that I answered and I never told anyone they were wrong having the opposite opinions. You need to work on respecting others and get off of your high horse. Excuse me for having an opinion.
Another thing. I watched my grandfather die of cancer and he was never relieved of pain. I wish to God medical marijuana could have been legalized so he would not have had to suffer.
I do not whatsoever condone the consistent use of marijuana because I know it has long term brain effects, so do not try to question my intelligence.
You should be ashamed for behaving so rudely towards me.
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And you should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself for being complicit with infringing upon site rules.

Rule 5: No Flaming, Flamebait, or Troll.

if you want, I'd be happy to step up and bat against your opinion, as a proper debate should be, but being rude to users is not tolerated and will result with your posts being removed at moderator discretion.
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Posted 10/8/13 , edited 10/9/13

Csgod0 wrote:
And you should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself for being complicit with infringing upon site rules.

Rule 5: No Flaming, Flamebait, or Troll.

if you want, I'd be happy to step up and bat against your opinion, as a proper debate should be, but being rude to users is not tolerated and will result with your posts being removed at moderator discretion.
If you believe, truly, that someone presenting unscientific, unscrutinized, baseless claims of dubious veracity should not be treated with ridicule and hatred and contempt, then by all means say so. But realize that's what you're saying.

You're saying that you'd rather have a community full of nice people with uninformed and misguided opinions rather than an intelligent community with trenchant opinions?

But fine, I'll put on my "nice gloves" so no one will be offended. And I'd happily take you up on your offer. Feel free to comment on my original post. I'd happily hear out any coherent argument from the opposition, that is, assuming you disagree with my claims in the first place.
Posted 10/8/13

If you believe, truly, that someone presenting unscientific, unscrutinized, baseless claims of dubious veracity should not be treated with ridicule and hatred and contempt, then by all means say so. But realize that's what you're saying.


I believe that I'm using the perspective and established fact that this is a "web forum on a video streaming site" where people from all socioeconomic status and personal motivation may congregate.

I'm also stating that by disobeying the site rules, for any amount of garrulous rebuke without regard to tact is not permitted in any form;this isn't a "sensitivity topic".

Now, getting back on topic.. I on the otherhand support the legalization of cannabis in all forms. I believe in the medicinal effects that have been exhibited, and see no reason why so much pessimism about the topic exists.

Research into the anti-depressant properties of delta-9tetrahydrocannabinol increased activity of seretogenic neurons: http://www.pnas.org/content/102/51/18620.full?sid=54fdd30d-a51d-4dcf-98c7-5c24b1acb51f

Statistically speaking, no one has died because they ingested a lethal dose of cannabis, nor have they gone on a fever-induced delusional rampage, inflicting bodily harm on others or oneself. They just get really hungry.

Also, websites like NORML.ORG http://norml.org/component/zoo/category/recent-research-on-medical-marijuana are put in place specifically to educate the public and sway the negative public oppinion about cannabis and its uses.

It has drawn enough attention to sway the opinion of noted CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/08/health/gupta-changed-mind-marijuana/index.html

Once again, this is my opinion, and as such, no one is forced to agree with me.
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