La Mauviette75, on 07 March 2013 - 03:48 PM, said:
I'm really on the fence with this issue. drugs like heroin and meth are so dangerous and destructive. i don't think the government can be a part of that. if the number of addicts didn't change, then maybe i'd be on board, but i have a heard time believing that if it's legal, people wouldn't just try it for fun, without fear of the law, and then get hooked.
Yes they are destructive, but the fact of the matter is, people are going to be doing this stuff regardless if it's legal or illegal. With drugs being government regulating, you are buying "safer" drugs. The opportunity to use clean needles would prevent HIV/AIDs.
Another big issue is with kids. People believe that with cocaine being legal, more kids will want to try it. First of all, we need to be focusing on education, not just prevention. Kids will always. and have always, been doing drugs. Tell me, which would you prefer (mind you, this is the BETTER of two bad choices)
Kid > Goes to drug dealer for coke > Made in some basement/crack shack
Kid > Hands an adult $100 for a gram of cocaine > Adult goes and buys it legally > You know it's not tainted as it if from the government
If we erase the black market, like we did with alcohol, nt only would government have control over drugs, but these drug dealers would finally stop making billions of dollars.
Edited by MillerGenuineDraft, 07 March 2013 - 04:56 PM.