CrescentSkies profile image 82

Why do so many people want to blame drug dealers and not drug addicts?


I ask this question because of something I saw yesterday. I saw a police officer taking away a 6 year old child for dealing drugs (obviously not a prison...6 year old kid after all). And I thought to myself, his circumstances put him in a position where he had to do that but it's not like drugs are being forced down addict's throats (almost 99% of the time at least). They have a choice and they're choosing poorly so why does the law give them a slap on the wrists and dealers a 15 year sentence? Insert economic point about supply and demand here.

sort by best latest

Thief12 profile image90

Best Answer Thief12 says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • CrescentSkies profile image

    Michael Ward (CrescentSkies) 3 years ago

    Actually some addicts are caught growing their own marijuana plant or creating their own meth. Sometimes around children of their own. Should this be forgiven as well because they aren't drug dealers?


  • See all 3 comments
IDONO profile image83

IDONO says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
BuffaloGal1960 profile image84

T. Clifton (BuffaloGal1960) says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • CrescentSkies profile image

    Michael Ward (CrescentSkies) 3 years ago

    Telling a teenager that something is wrong because it's illegal is like telling them to try it once so they can be a rebel and somehow act "cool". They need to have a clear, strong, and certainty of punishment to make them averse.


  • See all 2 comments
lburmaster profile image80

lburmaster says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
dashingscorpio profile image84

dashingscorpio says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
unitify profile image80

unitify says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • MarioBallo 3 years ago

    Unitify- you have a really good argument in the name of morality

bn9900 profile image86

Clayton Hartford (bn9900) says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
AlisonRuth profile image84

Alison (AlisonRuth) says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
peeples profile image89

Peeples says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • Dan Barfield profile image

    Dan Barfield 3 years ago

    Quite right! Add to this the fact that taxing the sale of narcotics would more than cover the cost of medical care, rehab etc... it's a no brainer!

Sparklea profile image79

Sparklea says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • BuffaloGal1960 profile image

    T. Clifton (BuffaloGal1960) 3 years ago

    I could feel your heart in that story and I'm so sorry you had to go through that!

Ranzi profile image86

Cut The Bullshit (Ranzi) says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
IslandBites profile image85

IslandBites says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
fpherj48 profile image80

Paula (fpherj48) says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
LandmarkWealth profile image86

LandmarkWealth says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • BuffaloGal1960 profile image

    T. Clifton (BuffaloGal1960) 3 years ago

    Landmark, I always love your answers but I would pose to you: How do I keep that redlight district out of my neighborhood? I have enough trouble keeping up with sex offenders.


  • See all 2 comments
Dan Barfield profile image86

Dan Barfield says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
60

Chinachimo says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
AlinaNycole profile image62

AlinaNycole says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • MarioBallo 3 years ago

    Couldn't have said it any better, you truly narrow it down well and nail it strongly

DistractedDriver profile image61

Erik Kollasch (DistractedDriver) says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
NiaLee profile image60

NiaLee says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
taburkett profile image60

taburkett says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • CrescentSkies profile image

    Michael Ward (CrescentSkies) 3 years ago

    Without the users the drug dealers wouldn't exist though, but without the drug dealer the drug users would always find some other way to get more drugs (growing it themselves if they could).

60

MarioBallo says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
yarddog2k profile image61

Troy Yarbrough (yarddog2k) says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
Rob Chen profile image60

Robert Chen (Rob Chen) says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
padmendra profile image3

PADMENDRA S R (padmendra) says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
0

JThomp42 says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
platinumOwl4 profile image40

platinumOwl4 says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
0

sheilamyers says

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • Dan Barfield profile image

    Dan Barfield 3 years ago

    In the uk roughly 30 people a year die after taking E. The majority of those cases involved unknown underlying health issues or other substances taken in conflict with ecstasy. Compare that to 440,000 deaths annually from tobacco smoking... thoughts?

working