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  • Legalize all substances

    I feel like marijuana should be legallized here in houston tx, so many people are catching drug charges and most of them are only supporting their smoking habbits . Some of us such as my self use marijuana for several things it is a huge stress reliever for me personally ive also read and watched videos of people around the world where marijuana was legalized and literally everyone had a positive reaction to it. It was very helpful to them in many ways. It is also just a way to relax your mind and body.

  • People "destroy" themselves.

    Just because drugs are legal, doesn't mean you HAVE to do them. You simply have the right to do them, or not to do them. Regardless if drugs are legal or not, people are going to do them. Making them available to people will take users out of the black market. Making drugs illegal doesn't help to stop drug users.

  • People have a 9th Amendment Right to use drugs

    The Ninth Amendment provides a right to each individual to rights outside the scope of the Bill of Rights. In my opinion the use of recreational drugs meets that expectation. However, it only does so provided the use falls within certain criteria. If the use is within someone's private residence and does not result in bodily harm or limitation of the rights of others then it absolutely is your Ninth Amendment right to use drugs. Each individual has the right to self-determination as given by the Ninth Amendment, and to say someone can not use drugs within the confines of their own home or property is an absurd denial of individual liberties.

  • Yes they should be legalized.

    The only real harmful drugs out there are the drugs the Government started making in labs way back when and the drugs that The pharmaceutical industry puts out. Drugs are man made. Marijuana is natural came straight from our own planet and wasn't created in some lab. Marijuana is not a drug it's a plant. Not to mention that people have their own choices and free will to do what they want. Tax payers spend millions of dollars fighting the war on "drugs" and that war will never end.

  • Marijuana is much less harmful than many legal drugs

    Marijuana is a healing drug. It relieves pain. Just like alcohol, it can be enjoyed in moderation and responsibly by adults. It should be regulated and tazed just as alcohol and prescription drugs are. The most dangerous thing about marijuana is getting caught with it. Marijuana is not a dangerous drug when enjoyed responsibly.

  • Fight Fire with Fire

    So many people are arguing that we shouldn't legalize recreational drugs so that children wouldn't abuse them. Well my opinion is that if we do legalize these drugs, that children and teens would have a place to shoot for. They have that target age that they can wait for. I will admit some kids/teens will abuse this, but still.

  • Educate, don't hide.

    Drugs are something to be used with a careful approach. Do not demonize drugs with false information and statistics, educate people about their pros and cons. With real, scientifically sound data.

    There is no argument that would convince someone hellbent on keeping drugs illegal, but it is just a matter of time for change to happen. It is happening at this precise moment.

  • Legalize all substances

    We as a country need to step forward and legalize and regulate all drugs. McDonalds is legal and i know it is bad for me and that is why i choose( as a free person in the "freedom" country) not to eat it every day. I am not saying i never eat it though but that is okay because i know how to balance my eating habits. This can be the same for using drugs because i know that using drugs every day can have a negative impact but if i choose to smoke canibis occasionally that doesnt mean i have to do it every day all day just because it is legal. Making drugs illegal doesnt help to stop drug use, it helps to build a prison system full of non violent drug offenders.

  • Legalize all substances

    We as a country need to step forward and legalize and regulate all drugs. McDonalds is legal and i know it is bad for me and that is why i choose( as a free person in the "freedom" country) not to eat it every day. I am not saying i never eat it though but that is okay because i know how to balance my eating habits. This can be the same for using drugs because i know that using drugs every day can have a negative impact but if i choose to smoke canibis occasionally that doesnt mean i have to do it every day all day just because it is legal. Making drugs illegal doesnt help to stop drug use, it helps to build a prison system full of non violent drug offenders.

  • Legalize and tax all substances

    People are going to do heroin. People are going to do whatever they want. Making it available will take a good portion of users out of the black market. Files can be kept on how much is being used of what are now considered 'hard drugs' and rehabilitation can be addressed rather than treating them like criminals when they're not doing anything to harm anyone else.

  • No legalizing recreational drugs

    No, I do not think that recreational drugs should be legalized. There are too many drugs out there that alter the mind and body, and no one should be putting those in their body legally. Kids could start doing these drugs and put their lives at risk. There is just no point in having legalized drugs in America.

  • Recreational Drugs should never be legalized

    Doing that would put more harm to everyone's health. Most of all,it will put a final nail in the coffin for freedom of religion. If a bible believing Christian said that doing drugs is wrong, that Christian would be locked up in prison put in a mental institution or even be put to death. The addiction of recreational drugs would kill people with no one being able to stop their addiction. It would be a hate crime to tell them that recreational drugs kill.

  • Destroys the lives of Young People

    People's social lives deteriorate. They feel alienated from the rest of society. They are shunned by their friends or family. They can become dependent. May resort to crime in order to get their hands on the drug. Get in trouble with the law, and end up in jail. Then this becomes a permanent thing on their job applications/resume. They won't be hired. They will live a terrible life, plus the rest of the country will have to pay for their unemployment benefits, their hospital fees. The individual will be emaciated, living on the streets, desperate. May sink into depression. Suicidal thoughts. All in all, not good.

  • No, because teens will drop dead like flies.

    About a third of the blood tests in the past 3 years found marijuana, according to the Washington State patrol. Among high schoolers, 1 in 10 said they have recently driven under the influence of marijuana. Studies undercut a clear correlation between car crashes and marijuana. My sources of information come from SIRS Researcher.

  • Well, drugs are very dangerous.

    We all know that drugs are a big problem in our society today. Alcohol is a legal substance, the revenue gained in taxes are over-wasted by alcohol related problems (car accidents, robberies, fights) Incarceration rates with alcohol are way higher than the other illicit drugs. I think that a good education system is the way we can help solve this problem, Because the drugs today are way more dangerous than the drugs of back then.

  • Challenges to government and its people

    Decriminalizing drugs only puts more challenges to the government and its citizens. More funds will be needed to treat drug related health challenges. Social ills such as robbery, sexual violence and suicide will definitely increase. People spend less controlling the use of the drug than the related problems after use.

  • "Pain Killer" is FALSE

    Some believe that substances like marijuana are "wonderful pain killers", but these statements are indeed false. Pain killers slow down pain giving nerves in a certain area. On the other hand, drugs shut down the brain and slow down functions. Some people who are prone to hyperactive nerves go toward these in way more than most pain killing believers, and often head into suicidal thoughts and depression. Don't be a moron, and think logically. They were illegal for a reason! People died from overdose and accidents in vehicles and such. Don't be a sucker and use REAL pain killers!

  • Challenges to government and its people

    Decriminalizing drugs only puts more challenges to the government and its citizens. More funds will be needed to treat drug related health challenges. Social ills such as robbery, sexual violence and suicide will definitely increase. People spend less controlling the use of the drug than the related problems after use.

  • IT is bad for you.

    Getting addicted to dugs is not a good thing. Just imagine half of our population being addicted to the recreational drugs. That will mess the world up, literally. People will be crazy over recreational drugs and it will bust their brains as well. Drugs are also expensive and not cheap.

  • It would cost taxpayers money

    If drugs were legalised, then, if somebody had an overdose who would pay for it? The taxpayer would pay for a hospital trip, rehab and all the other costs of it. Legalise them when we don't have to pay for somebody's medical treatment or rehab. Also, when people are high on drugs they can be dangerous and lack self control.


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Anonymous says2013-08-17T16:11:59.387
Difficult one; some "recreational" drugs should never be legalized - cocaine (because it can easily be turned into crack), heroin & Crystal Meth. I don't honestly know about LSD, either way, LSD isn't a wide spread problem, legalizing might increase its use.

There might be an argument for Cannabis, Mushrooms and possibly MDMA. Still, if Cannabis ever got legalized for recreation I would want an age limit and high fines for smoking cannabis in public places. It's not fair that people who want nothing to do with the drug should have to breath it when someone walks by smoking it etc. I don't think there should be places for Cannabis users to go to use, i.E "Coffee Shop" because if the bar is cool, maybe good music, or a particular DJ it can draw people towards the drug, un-necessarily. If legal; people should buy and take home to use.