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Old 04-15-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: planet octupulous is nearing earths atmosphere
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this war on ilegal drugs has not solved anything but waste alot of money fighting it.. i know some drugs are brutal but you can't stop them. people seem to all ways be able to get drugs whether they are legal or ilegal. more people are addicted to legal drugs like codeine -demerol -valium percasets and alcohol just to name a few than all the ilegal drugs combined...damn half the violence in the country would be wiped of the slate if they were legallized. cartels would fall over night.. personally i don't think their would be more drug addicts.. think about it would you become a heroin addict or a crack addict or a meth addict i don't think so.
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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Overall no.Those that want to do it do so legal or not for the most part.Do you think I would stop smoking cigarettes if they were banned?No I wouldn't until I DECIDED I don't want to smoke.
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Fly-over country.
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i don't think anyone is seriously considering throwing the door open on all "illegal drugs."

i know some people want to make smoking weed legal so they can regulate and tax it.

i suspect after the initial increase in casual use, there would be addicts (like anything), casual users, and those who don't even try it (for whatever reason).

the bigger question onweed might be the legal cases piling up to release drug offenders based on new laws -- if they are passed in the future
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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this war on ilegal drugs has not solved anything but waste alot of money fighting it.. i know some drugs are brutal but you can't stop them. people seem to all ways be able to get drugs whether they are legal or ilegal. more people are addicted to legal drugs like codeine -demerol -valium percasets and alcohol just to name a few than all the ilegal drugs combined...damn half the violence in the country would be wiped of the slate if they were legallized. cartels would fall over night.. personally i don't think their would be more drug addicts.. think about it would you become a heroin addict or a crack addict or a meth addict i don't think so.
Don't know the answer to that..but if you really want to know...look at the countries where it is legal..
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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Well I tell one thing,even if there was a increase which I doubt,the additiction increase and danger of death would nothing compared to the decreased death and violence of have drugs illegal.
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: southern california
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the drug trade is like the OPEC trade, it makes the wrong people rich.
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:55 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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The reason why I do not do heroin, cocaine, ecstasy or meth is because I've been educated on the FACTS about their danger, which is all we should do. If people are dumb enough to OD on heroin, let them. I don't know a single person who would try heroin or cocaine simply because it was legal...if they wanted to do those drugs, they would have already. Whether it is legal or not makes no difference on who uses, it was that way with alcohol, it's that way with marijuana and it's that way with cocaine and heroin too.

If legalized, there would be more research on them, the drugs themselves would be better refined (and therefore, safer), and we as a nation would be better equipped to deal with those who use hard drugs. Not only that, but it would save us billions in enforcement and incarceration costs, which do nothing to stop the problems. Not only that, but Heroin and Cocaine are so lucrative that thousands of people are murdered as a result of the illegal trade which would instantly be evaporated if legalized.

Since there's no "Cocaine Lobby" like there is with tobacco or alcohol, Congress could make it so once legalized that the drugs must be purchased from behind the counter and that a pharmacist must directly tell the user of the dangers in taking that drug and must also provide them with contact information for rehabilitation centers. That would help keep people from using on a whim much more than having it be illegal and being pushed by street dealers...
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Somewhere gray and damp, close to the West Coast
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The reason why I do not do heroin, cocaine, ecstasy or meth is because I've been educated on the FACTS about their danger, which is all we should do. If people are dumb enough to OD on heroin, let them. I don't know a single person who would try heroin or cocaine simply because it was legal...if they wanted to do those drugs, they would have already. Whether it is legal or not makes no difference on who uses, it was that way with alcohol, it's that way with marijuana and it's that way with cocaine and heroin too.

If legalized, there would be more research on them, the drugs themselves would be better refined (and therefore, safer), and we as a nation would be better equipped to deal with those who use hard drugs. Not only that, but it would save us billions in enforcement and incarceration costs, which do nothing to stop the problems. Not only that, but Heroin and Cocaine are so lucrative that thousands of people are murdered as a result of the illegal trade which would instantly be evaporated if legalized.

Since there's no "Cocaine Lobby" like there is with tobacco or alcohol, Congress could make it so once legalized that the drugs must be purchased from behind the counter and that a pharmacist must directly tell the user of the dangers in taking that drug and must also provide them with contact information for rehabilitation centers. That would help keep people from using on a whim much more than having it be illegal and being pushed by street dealers...
Totally agree. Very thoughtful post.
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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The reason why I do not do heroin, cocaine, ecstasy or meth is because I've been educated on the FACTS about their danger, which is all we should do. If people are dumb enough to OD on heroin, let them. I don't know a single person who would try heroin or cocaine simply because it was legal...if they wanted to do those drugs, they would have already. Whether it is legal or not makes no difference on who uses, it was that way with alcohol, it's that way with marijuana and it's that way with cocaine and heroin too.

If legalized, there would be more research on them, the drugs themselves would be better refined (and therefore, safer), and we as a nation would be better equipped to deal with those who use hard drugs. Not only that, but it would save us billions in enforcement and incarceration costs, which do nothing to stop the problems. Not only that, but Heroin and Cocaine are so lucrative that thousands of people are murdered as a result of the illegal trade which would instantly be evaporated if legalized.

Since there's no "Cocaine Lobby" like there is with tobacco or alcohol, Congress could make it so once legalized that the drugs must be purchased from behind the counter and that a pharmacist must directly tell the user of the dangers in taking that drug and must also provide them with contact information for rehabilitation centers. That would help keep people from using on a whim much more than having it be illegal and being pushed by street dealers...
Absolutely,I agree 100%
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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Legalizing drugs takes away the profit, so there would be no drug dealers anymore.
who would go to a dark alley in the seedy side of town to purchase something available at the corner store..?
Drug dealers wold have to find another illegal, easy way to get through life....
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