Heroin is a dangerous drug, it's terrible and damaging for everyone, it's basically poison with hallucinogen property's. If a certain person wishes to engage in the act of taking heroin, who are we to take that from him? He is an adult, and he should be responsible for his own actions. Government and the law shouldn't babysit you your entire life, idiots that are weak should die out, it's basic evolution.
The war on drugs is a failed effort. It has caused more harm than good. Education is the key to healthy people not criminal penalties. No government should have any authority to tell me what I can or can not put in my body. That is for me to choose, no one else.
Yes it should. The government should have no authority to decide what a person can and can not put into their own body. If the government is given that right then it can do what ever it wants with anything. With anti-drug laws nothing really belongs to you, not even your self. You are a property of the government. We should repeal drug laws and give ownership over the body back to the individual.
I think all drugs should be legal. It's our body, it's our choice. Cigarettes kill, alcohol kills, and yet they are legal. Legalized drugs could be taxed, making more money for the U.S. Legalized drugs will let cops worry more about stopping murders and other crimes. Legalized drugs may not seem as "cool" and possibly show less and less people using drugs.
Legalizing would only make life better for addicts. Honestly, no one OD's on Heroin. They OD on the street substances put in it. Many doctors agree with that.
So cut out the street! Heroin could boost the economy!
This is a dumb debate, with an obvious answer.
I won't bore you with the medical benefits, but there are plenty.
I understand the trepidation that many feel when it comes to drugs like heroin. They have a strong reputation for being extremely addictive and destructive; a reputation which is not entirely without merit. However, a system of prohibition is the wrong course.
Individual adults should have the right to put something in their bodies, in private, without being threatened. The right to self-determination is immeasurably important, and abridgement of an individual's freedom should only be public policy when there is CLEAR and direct harm caused to another individual. For a clear parallel, think of alcohol. You can drink as much as you want in private. However, you cannot drive on a public road and endanger others. You cannot beat someone up or rob a store because you were drunk and "not thinking right." The moment you do that, you have left the sphere of your freedom, and have impacted the freedom of other individuals.
It should be legal for an adult to consume any substance they wish. We're all individuals, with different tastes and different views on what's pleasurable. We need to respect each other and let every person be fully autonomous. Freedom is not just a slogan; it's an extremely vital right that all humans are entitled to. It also comes with the obligations of responsibility and respect.
Any adult who works to support their path through this life, while observing and respecting the other individuals around them, should be able to put a drug in their body at the end of the day. That's how freedom works, and we need to realize that, even if we wouldn't personally make the same choices with our own bodies.
If you legalize it you can control potency , cost , and areas it is sold. We are criminalizing addicts. It is a medical, not moral issue. It should be approached from a healthcare viewpoint and not grandma and some super cop. Tax it and use the taxes to better equip addiction treatment
Why not steal the market from drug pushers.
Why not give them safer atmosphere for their habit
Why not make sure they have clean needles so we don't spread disease.
Doesn't this seem like what we should be doing instead of putting everyone in jail I mean please geeez wheeeeze
I've done that stuff, and it was the biggest mistake of my life. It was the most amazing thing I had ever experienced, but the addiction was too strong. I have always been too scared to reach out for help. I could get arrested easily. This stuff is not stronger than all prescription opiates, even. In fact, oxycodone is a synthetic form of it, and H is sometimes used in hospitals under the name of diacetylmorphine. It's not just a cheap recreational drug. It used to be an over the counter drug in the US as recently as the 20s (outlawed in the 30s). It could be an easy and quick (quickest acting painkiller, which is why it's sometimes used in hospitals because it acts quicker than morphine) solution for excruciating pain. They prescribe it for kidney stones, and chronic pain. IV heroin kicks in anywhere between seconds and minutes (I've had it kick in around 30 minutes before, though). A ton of overdoses even are due to the inconsistency of street stuff. Street stuff can range between 5-30%, and even lower. You get used to dosing at 5%, then the quality raises to 80% (this has happened before), and you are practically guaranteed to overdose (a lot of people smoke a tiny bit first to estimate the purity. This would not be a problem if it was legal.
I do however, feel that there should be an age restriction to use mind-altering substances, like 18 or 21 and up. If your mind isn't fully developed yet, than you have no business using mind-altering substances, but that's just my opinion. As long as that is taken in mind, then yeah, make it legal.
Heroin is illegal for a reason. I can't stress this enough. Its not about choice of the individual, heroin ruins lives. Look to the many council estates across England - its not the choice of the individual - it destroys users life, their family, friend and kids (if applicable). Invest more in strategies such as drug treatment, better drug prevention and smart enforcement. Wake up. Addiction isn't a choice.
Legalizing heroin will cause an epidemic of addiction and adequate resources do not exist to support such an increase in the number of hard drug users from a medical or rehabilitation standpoint. Once becoming quickly addicted to heroin, new users would become a burden on society as they would not be employable or reliable as family members.
Legalizing Heroin will also legitimize it, and that will be deadly for our young people. Keeping it illegal will make keeping children away from it easier. Heroin is addictive after only one or two uses. It cannot be compared to alcohol which is addictive only to a small part of the population.
Just because heroin used to be legal doesn't mean it should have. When heroin was legal it was because there was not enough known about it and its effects. It became illegal because we started to see when can happen as a result of it use. It is my opinion that if we legalize heroin nothing good can come from it. No problems will be solved. My fear is that heroin use will be seen more. Right now (at least in my town) it is hidden for the most part. My children don't have to see it. I am afraid that if it becomes legal that those who use won't hide and our children will see more than we want them to or more then they should have to see.
Heroin and also cocaine used to be legal. The only reason the government put controls on them is the fact that so many people died from them. In the latter part of the nineteenth and earl twentieth centuries heroin was an over-the-counter drug. The problem was that so many people died of overdoses that the government put controls on them.
I'm all for individual liberty, but the average person in the street has no idea how much they can tolerate and how much is an overdose.
Heroin should not be legalized. Unlike weed, it is very dangerous and harmful to the body as well as addictive. People who use heroin are easily addictive and are sick and dangerous to be around. If we legalized it we might as well legalize meth and coke and other dangerous drugs.
The harmful effects of heroin use are felt by society! It makes individuals less economically efficient and more unstable! In addition, there are good chances that your tax dollars will be used even more extensively to help out addicts and the harm being caused. Heroin is VERY addictive, and will prove to not only be a bane for the individual, but one for society (and that is what must really be taken into consideration). For example, look at drunk driving. You may say the person has the right to be drunk in their car, it's their body. However, they are a danger to those other drivers. This is analogous to how heroin is harmful to our society.
The minute we start talking about "legalizing" any currently outlawed drugs or behavior, we invite the government to take control of yet another facet of our daily existence. Drugs like heroin, crack cocaine, etc. were made illegal for a reason. If all the people doing these drugs stayed in their own homes with no one else around them, then there is a chance that the only people hurt by their drug use would be themselves. However, we all know that the only way that can happen is for the government to attach stipulations to the legalization process, and what about law enforcement? How are they supposed to deal with the ramifications of legalized heroin usage? The government can't even get health care right, so I am all for minimizing their power over my life.
Heroin is an addictive drug that should not be legal ever. Heroin ruins peoples lives. All the drug does is drag you down. It not only ruins the users life. It also ruins the family of that users life. Heroin makes one feel like complete crap and makes them feel like they can just neglect their responsibilities. No one can achieve any accomplishments using this drug. All the user will get with this drug is a really bad life, and will lose everyone close to them. This is a drug that makes users steal from their own family, just to get their own quick fix. No child should ever have to deal with seeing the use of this, therefor it should remain Illegal.
The debate concerning the legalisation of heroine has taken two major points as the bases of argument. The first is to state that as a pain killer it has the quality to combat a range of life crippling diseases. While the counter argument has been to outline the addictive nature and detrimental affects it has.
It is the issue of this post to express the weight of the negative argument. As it brings to lite the ongoing negative affects this drug has. Regardless of the purpose given for it's usage.