Should illicit drugs other then marijuana be legalized?
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I argue that any form of illicit drug should be legalized due to the sloppy legal enforcement (war on drugs) we see that it has done nothing to really prevent the decrease in drug use, to mitigate the black market, and in fact only made illicit drugs more tangible then ever before.
I am ramramgeorge. I would be debating on the con side of things.
Now I understand where Jadam is coming from. The DEA and war on drugs seems to be ineffective at stopping the colossal cartel and has done nothing but waste money and manpower.
However, you need to think about what you are saying. Decrease drug use? If anything it would increase drug use.
- Most drugs are harmful. If you don't believe me then you need a repeat of grade 5 health class because they really are. Something like meth is the equivalent of breathing in steam compared to the absolute atrocities of methamphetamine. What about heroin? These drugs (and all other "hardcore" drugs) cause mood swings, depression/emotional breakdowns, psychical damage and death as a result of being too high to know you are walking across a highway because you see pink unicorns dancing everywhere. Can you imagine all the bozos and addicts that are to drive themselves into bankruptcy (even with cocaine sales and stable prices) because each high requires more drugs than the previous? Can you imagine the welfare costs because many are too stoned or beat up to work? Can you imagine insurance rates? I mean all hardcore drugs cause immense harm (especially during withdrawal) to the human mind and body. That harm will cause many indirect things and direct psychical and psychological damage that will cost many thousands in medical expenses.
- Most think legalizing drugs would run criminal organizations such as the cartel out of business as companies begin to make their own drugs (like how legalizing weed would). However, that is once again false. First off it is much harder to create some heroin than grow some weed. It requires equipment and know-how or you fail. Many who produce these toxic substances are criminal organizations who (when legalization of all drugs is implemented) posses the capital, equipment, labor, and connections to simply move their entire operation into the legal market and make a profit there. Thus rendering this tactic for driving the cartel out of business ineffective. They wont just go away once all drugs are legalized. All you would do is give them full access to the legal market.
That's all for now.
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