Legalize all drugs
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Drugs should be legal, there is no moral or logical reason to make them illegal.
1.They can be taxed, more income that people would be happy to pay.
2.Many of them are harmless in the short term.
3.We've wasted more money on the war on drugs than we would have simply TREATING addicts and ignoring casual users.
4.Most of these drugs are only psychologically addictive (Weed, Shrooms, etc) and are no more dangerous than chocolate.
5.There is actually little conclusive evidence supporting many of the claims made by anti-drug persons. My own father claimed marijuana causes testicular cancer (when most research has actually shown is cures cancer, or prevents it)
6.By taking the illegality away we would destroy the underground drug markets, all of the drug related deaths around the world would CEASE to exist because drug cartels no longer have power since clean industrial production would be created.
I'm not saying let's give needles to every 12 year old. I'm saying educate them about the REAL risks. Educate them on the long term affects. Make it impartial.
When americans turn 18 they can...
join the army.
drive a car.
own a gun.
drink (at 21)
buy cigarettes (which are worse than most drugs most doctors would agree)
use a prostitute. (where legal)
buy fire works
and do all other kinds of things...
many of these things are MORE dangerous than most drugs and can kill you quicker!
yet we don't trust ourselves with some recreational drugs.
I invite anyone to disprove me. But when it comes down to it, what people do with their bodies is NO ONE's BUSINESS. I'm not defending meth heads, but I'm following along the principle of personal liberty.
You can't stop people from using something you can make out of plant material and OTC medicine. It's unrealistic to expect it.
The government has no right to tell me what to do with my body.
Most drugs don't make you act as erratically as you make it out to be.
Also, "get messed up and do something they regret" There are plenty of LEGAL drugs that do that...such as...alcohol? There can't be a double standard and this argument is officially debunked.
"A lot of people would OD and die" Actually not...Marijuana, Shrooms, and the other soft drugs, it's hard to OD on them...
Next....let's examine WHY people OD. Heroin addicts die because they think the purity of their heroin is lower than it may actually be, and then they use more than they need. Thus they die.
Kids don't do drugs because older people do drugs, kids do drugs because they are fun. For the last 60 years we have been telling them to not do drugs. News flash IT HAS NOT WORKED.
Yes there are ramifications to letting our society have drugs, but let's look at the drug war...
Hundreds of billions of dollars wasted
Millions of non-violent offenders being put into over crowded jails
drugs are now cheaper and more availible than has ever been ever in history.
Instead of making drugs illegal...why don't we regulate them...tax them....and educate our populace about the real facts of drugs.
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: CONDUCT: Both were lacking... ARGUMENT: Pro's case relied on the statement "most" a little too often, when he was wishing the change to be for all. Thus BOP failed.
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