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Let's do this guys, let's legalize medical cocaine!
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Legalize some... decriminalize some (taken, ticket, fines, no jail time)... and focus on busting the others.
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Legalizing all drugs sounds all fine and dandy because it be easier to regulate and remove power from drug cartels.

The problem is you have to factor in easier access to very dangerous drugs. One must realize how many people that normally wouldn't...may try. I would certainly assume it do a lot more harm than good. Not being able to control something doesn't mean the obvious answer is to let go of it.

I see the negatives in this case far outweighing the positives. Embedding dangerous drugs into our culture may solve the problem of 'enforcement' but it doesn't help serve public safety's best interests. It be, unfortunately, a lazy solution.

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ImmortalHD wrote:

Let's do this guys, let's legalize medical cocaine!




Forget that! =0 I might accidentally buy bag of Cocaine instead of Bag of Flour at the store.. Imagine making Cocaine Cookies! XD j/k
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ImmortalHD wrote:

Let's do this guys, let's legalize medical cocaine!


Cocaine is actually already used medicinally in nasal surgery to minimize bleeding and minimize pain

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Yea I was surpised that Cocaine is in Control Substance II, that in same section as Hydrocodone and Oxycondone! I think Meth (some special name for it) is also Control Substance II.

Also Heroin was prescription Drug till they banned it in 1950!

If I remember correctly (from reading about it) that Doctor use meth to help Patient lose weight I believed.......

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Yea I was surpised that Cocaine is in Control Substance II, that in same section as Hydrocodone and Oxycondone! I think Meth (some special name for it) is also Control Substance II.

Also Heroin was prescription Drug till they banned it in 1950!

If I remember correctly (from reading about it) that Doctor use meth to help Patient lose weight I believed.......



Schedule II just means that it has high abuse potential and some medicinal uses, so like I said before Cocaine, Hydrocodone and Oxycodone all have medicinal uses and high abuse potential. It doesn't really say anything about how potent they are or what effect they have.

Methamphetamine is a little bit of a weird case because the L-isomer is actually commonly used in medicines like Vicks Inhalers and Methamphetamine Hydrochloride is used as ADHD medicine and weight loss treatment (this still happens, but it is really only as a last resort), and it doesn't have the same psychoactive properties of the d-isomer which is the street drug.

Heroin also is in the same metabolic line as morphine and codeine, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that it was once used medicinally before people figured out they could abuse it.
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That's how it should be
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Hey won't you "Purpose a Bill", send it to The House of Representatives and let them review it.
Who knows maybe it might be through or be one of the most ridiculous and dumbest bills in history.
Become a Constituent and get some support and the whole world will laugh at you
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why legalize drugs when people do it now a days anyways xP I don't see a point in all this except that you can get away with it......and people still do it now a days >_<
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legalizing will only cause more problems. More deaths will occur from legalization. You speak of keeping people knowledgeable but that does nothing to kids and high schoolers who will follow the friends whos terrible parents raised to be an addict. My brother was sent to my fathers house because of how terrible he was becoming selling drugs and other stuff and all he did was learn how to use drugs and become a bigger addict than my father and now lives on the streets who you cant take in because all he does is steal stuff, break stuff and threaten you on a daily basis. I have sent him to jail for a year for breaking into my house and stealing my wallet the ONE time I forgot it and ended up with him going to countless places trying to get credit, maxing out my cards and making me buy a new Zelda wallet lol. He has taken family heirlooms from my grandmothers house and refuses to get help and anytime you try to speak to him about changing he goes on the deep end.
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Legalize is stupidity. Decriminalize is a better alternative. To legalize is to make ok to use under certain circumstances. I cannot see any possible circumstances that speed, meth, heroin or any other heavy narcotic could be taken safely with little to no side-effects. These people need help, not a steady supplier.

Sweden and a few other progressive European nations have created safe-zones where people can go to use drugs in a relatively safe environment with fresh needles and a clean atmosphere to try and avoid crack dens and the like. This does help to reduce the spread of intravenous disease but little to help the addicts themselves.

You have to have social systems in place where people can walk up to a police officer, tell him you have a problem and they escort you to a nice detox facility where you can try and get clean. We need SOCIAL programs, not just regulate and control distribution. Because to try and beat out the black market by manufacturing the drugs ourselves, we are in a way, encouraging the use of it. Continue to police, enforce and cut the supply while healing the sick and hopeless that use the drugs to escape their lives. Kill the supply and the demand in one fell swoop.

Recreational drugs are not being taken into consideration. Hallucinogens like lsd, mushrooms and others (in my personal opinion) can be used in safe environments and have no worse effect than alcohol. The culture that has spawned around marijuana is almost as bad as the party culture in college/universities so i think they are very much the same. Both terrible for you in different ways but are often just a part of your life you do and get over with. Some never do get over it but those are rare instances.
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Legalize is stupidity. Decriminalize is a better alternative. To legalize is to make ok to use under certain circumstances. I cannot see any possible circumstances that speed, meth, heroin or any other heavy narcotic could be taken safely with little to no side-effects. These people need help, not a steady supplier.

Sweden and a few other progressive European nations have created safe-zones where people can go to use drugs in a relatively safe environment with fresh needles and a clean atmosphere to try and avoid crack dens and the like. This does help to reduce the spread of intravenous disease but little to help the addicts themselves.

You have to have social systems in place where people can walk up to a police officer, tell him you have a problem and they escort you to a nice detox facility where you can try and get clean. We need SOCIAL programs, not just regulate and control distribution. Because to try and beat out the black market by manufacturing the drugs ourselves, we are in a way, encouraging the use of it. Continue to police, enforce and cut the supply while healing the sick and hopeless that use the drugs to escape their lives. Kill the supply and the demand in one fell swoop.

Recreational drugs are not being taken into consideration. Hallucinogens like lsd, mushrooms and others (in my personal opinion) can be used in safe environments and have no worse effect than alcohol. The culture that has spawned around marijuana is almost as bad as the party culture in college/universities so i think they are very much the same. Both terrible for you in different ways but are often just a part of your life you do and get over with. Some never do get over it but those are rare instances.


That the problem, Rehab doesn't work well, because that just allow Drug addicts to meet more drug addicts (friends haha) Once they get out, they'll celebrate by doing more drugs haha.

My cousin went to rehab like 9 time. He and many others never quit.

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I have no desire for any sort of drug, won't even drink alcohol. My sister (and really, much of my family), on the other hand, has issues with drugs and the like - a lot of hard stuff. I know how such things can affect a person, I've seen it, I've had to live around it all my life.

Do I want to force my aversion to such things on other people, though? Of course not. As I see it, so long as people aren't doing aught to harm others, they should be permitted to do as they please. I don't have a problem if some person wants to go smoke meth, but they shouldn't do so while pregnant or other such things. I don't want a drunk guy flying a plane I am on, nor do I have any desire to get run over because some guy decided it was a good idea to smoke some dope and drive. However, some people can honestly handle doing even hard drugs recreationally - I've known people to do meth, but you wouldn't know it as an outside observer. They held jobs, were rather nice and decent people, didn't seem too unhealthy - none of that horror-show business they tend to flaunt around to kids to discourage drug-use.

As others have pointed out, I think proper (unbiased) education is the answer. Making such things legal doesn't automatically make them more abundant - there still has to be demand. I feel that a good portion of people who experiment and wind up hooked were nearly dared into it - misinformation and outright lies have a way of making people thirsty for truth.
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Legalize all drugs and tax them 90%+. Druggies can get high without worrying about cops if they can afford it. And the Gov't can make some major cash to spend on non-drug related governmental activities.
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