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  • Prohibition isnt working

    We aren't pushing for no restriction, we're pushing on the regulation of drugs that will make them safer to use (harm reduction). People are going to use drugs no matter what. It's scarily easy to get drugs, no matter where you are. Hell, I live in a rich white town and I can call up a few to buy my self a few grams of weed. Imprisoning people for what they choose to put into their own body is ridiculous. And because of the legal repercussions, getting addicts the help they need is not as easy as it seems. What is the point of prohibition on drugs? It clearly isn't helping to keep it out of our country. I believe we should be reducing the harm that drugs do to our society, and prohibition isn't doing that. Regulation by legalization is a much better solution, and we should give it a try. It will be a disaster, right? Everyone would just start using drugs!! Let me let you in on a little secret. Nobody starts smoking because it's legal, it's because of curiosity. Drug users start because of curiosity, and since it's so easy to get, it's not exactly registered as illegal in their minds. Taxing drugs would benefit the economy, and it would also make drugs safe to use, as in, you won't die od ing on fents when you bought a bag of heroin, you'll be getting pure heroin that's somewhat "safe" to use . Because it will be sold in walgreens or some shit like that. No there won't be drug lords, they'll actually run out of business. Who would buy that sketchy ass bag of heroin with who knows what mixed in with it then a safe, pure grade quality one from your local walgreens? The only reason these drug lords were created was cause of prohibition. Just look how great the prohibition of alcohol in 1920 turned out, and "intelligent" americans are repeating the same thing with drugs because it turned out so great! Seriously, we got to learn from our mistakes, there would be no black market if there was no reason for it to exist. Did you know what happened when schools banned a bunch of items (Candy, pens) , kids created a whole black market for that stuff! Honestly it's kind of a reflection on what America has done to "solve" the drug problem. Be smart. I'm suprised that the government didn't think of a new approach when clearly the one implemented currently isn't working. Unless they meant to, you know, they enjoy pulling people in to jail for using drugs because prisons could always use a few extra hands to operate a sweatshop.

  • Of course not

    There is lot of groups that either stops the drugs or give therapy and it would hard to give up already. And why we do this, we prevent people from dying and 47,005 are already dead from last year and if there was no drug enforcement people would be dying left and right .

  • Prohibition isnt working

    We aren't pushing for no restriction, we're pushing on the regulation of drugs that will make them safer to use (harm reduction). People are going to use drugs no matter what. It's scarily easy to get drugs, no matter where you are. Hell, I live in a rich white town and I can call up a few to buy my self a few grams of weed. Imprisoning people for what they choose to put into their own body is ridiculous. And because of the legal repercussions, getting addicts the help they need is not as easy as it seems. What is the point of prohibition on drugs? It clearly isn't helping to keep it out of our country. I believe we should be reducing the harm that drugs do to our society, and prohibition isn't doing that. Regulation by legalization is a much better solution, and we should give it a try. It will be a disaster, right? Everyone would just start using drugs!! Let me let you in on a little secret. Nobody starts smoking because it's legal, it's because of curiosity. Drug users start because of curiosity, and since it's so easy to get, it's not exactly registered as illegal in their minds. Taxing drugs would benefit the economy, and it would also make drugs safe to use, as in, you won't die od ing on fents when you bought a bag of heroin, you'll be getting pure heroin that's somewhat "safe" to use . Because it will be sold in walgreens or some shit like that. No there won't be drug lords, they'll actually run out of business. Who would buy that sketchy ass bag of heroin with who knows what mixed in with it then a safe, pure grade quality one from your local walgreens? The only reason these drug lords were created was cause of prohibition. Just look how great the prohibition of alcohol in 1920 turned out, and "intelligent" americans are repeating the same thing with drugs because it turned out so great! Seriously, we got to learn from our mistakes, there would be no black market if there was no reason for it to exist. Did you know what happened when schools banned a bunch of items (Candy, pens) , kids created a whole black market for that stuff! Honestly it's kind of a reflection on what America has done to "solve" the drug problem. Be smart. I'm suprised that the government didn't think of a new approach when clearly the one implemented currently isn't working. Unless they meant to, you know, they enjoy pulling people in to jail for using drugs because prisons could always use a few extra hands to operate a sweatshop.

  • Change the System, Solve the Problem.

    Imagine a world without the restriction of drugs.
    There would be no gang wars over cocaine, no backstreet dealers. No minorities would be sent to prison, just because they smoked pot in the school bathroom.

    We have a legal process in the United States. It protects many, but also fails many more. As an example, look at the nature of the imperfect police system.
    On the news, we see almost every day the oblivious stance some officers of the law take when dealing with minorities; but we see many heroes who save lives, putting their life on the line. So long as the world will have people who want to trample over others, there will be conflict. There will always be unfair citizens.

    This is why laws are made.

    To make sure we aren't harmed by those harmful few, we must have laws to protect us-- from the power hungry, the morbidly rich. Simply by removing these laws, we do the opposite of protecting the people. We give the drug dealers and the elite the throne.

    Yes, there is an illegal market for drugs.
    Making that market free does more harm to the people than intended. Drugs, in their nature, were meant- designed even- to be addictive. You give the cartels a free pass for distributing these addictive things? They will use it to persuade, abuse, and torture drug users into bashing regulations; making the rich richer, and the poor poorer. The less restrictions on trade, the more money the elite make. It's simple economics. They have the product, they can sell it easily, and, whohoo for them! Now they can sell it in high schools, colleges, anywhere-- you name it, drugs will be there. Such is the nature of our capitalist system. We may say, "Let's revoke Capitalism!" but looking at our future, there's no possible way we can do that.

    Laws don't (always) create unfair crime.
    Imagine someone commits murder. They will be sent to a grand jury, become indicted, and will proceed to court. We have set up a court system to hear any appeals (meaning, asking the higher judges to review your case) that have legitimate concerns. What if someone did not offer the "murderer" a lawyer during their trial, or refused them one of their Miranda rights?
    The fact that we have a system which honors the moral standards of law is remarkable. However, our push towards a perfect law system still goes on. This does not mean, however, that laws that put people in jail are unfair. Nor does the presence of crime indicate an unfair law-- although true, it becomes almost foolish to say, "By abolishing murder as a crime, we will have less of that same crime. Change the law." Put this in the context of the drug issue; People are being put in jail.
    We've been imprisoning the wrong people. The drug lords make crime. Not their addicted customers.


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