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Stupidity AKA the War on Drugs

Updated on January 13, 2009

Drugs...A failin Battle


Drugs…A failing battle


Let me ask you this before we begin, How many of you think drugs should remain illegal? And how many think they should be legal?


According to stats the results are not surprising, about 70-75% of us believe that drugs should remain illegal, but why is this? Why have we been programmed to believe this is right? Because, the government had been working since 1971 on the so called ‘war on drugs,’ they tell us that the billions of dollars spent are spent keeping our kids safe from the drug dealers smuggling and selling drugs. The truth is it’s all bull crap. The government has led us to believe we live in free society yet they don’t give us the freedom to make our own decisions. Before the war on drugs in the 60’s a bag of heroine could be bought for 30 bucks at 5% purity, now with the black market demand that forty can get you ten times the amount at 80-90% purity. That means that since the war on drugs campaign started the price and purity has gone up 600%.

Here some more food for thought, one of the worst drugs out there causes over 20 thousands accidental death by car crashes a year, over 50 thousands deaths due to overdose or prolonged damage due to abuse, causes more then 60% of marital violence causing divorce and often criminal intention at times causing death, meaning murder. So what is this horrible drug, and why would people be so stupid to take it, well its simple this drug is perfectly legal, alcohol is this drug and yet 77% of us drink it more then a couple of time a week. So the question is why has our government allowed us to freely abuse this drug and not others, shouldn’t alcohol be illegal too?

This is a controversy that has gone on for decades so it would seem the time is now to put our foot down. We mustn’t let the government tell us we are free when they do not allow us to make free choices. It shouldn’t matter if you are for or against having drugs legalized, it should only matter that the government is not allowing you the choice to choose. You know with a bit of education people aren’t stupid, we are smart creatures, we have proved that over that last few thousand years. If we are taught that tobacco, alcohol and other drugs have side effects and long term results; People are still going to chose to do them of course, but with knowledge and help people can have access to more healthy doses and controlled amounts.

Right now we spend tens of thousands of dollars away each year on arresting, prosecuting and imprisoning petty pot heads, people who have families and jobs and who pay taxes. In fact 70% of Americans smoke pot regularly and as much as 90% have at least tried pot once. These people are normal folks who are not violent criminals but hard working Jo’s. A main focus in this war on drugs has held pot high on the pedestal, they government has actually claimed that pot can lead to psychotic and violent behaviour and is a gateway to more harder and addictive drugs. Come on are these people serious?  The shame is, that 30% of people actually believe this crap to be true, and that just enough people to keep the stink going.

Look I’m not saying any drugs are okay but to say that pot is at all equal or even a gateway is to funny, for goodness sake doctors give it to people, for hundreds, yes hundreds of different health related reasons. Reasons like cancer, depression, recovery from physical and mental trauma, the list could go one and on. The point of all of this is the government doesn’t have the right to pick and choose what should or shouldn’t be legal, and neither should we. Take it all away and have major crime and overdosed or legalize it all and educate and make readily available resources that people are no longer afraid to use. Free up our police, courts and jails, stop spending billions on bull crap, they money could be used for healthcare, employment, and schools.


A few more quick stats…


Top three drug uses in America


1.                          Alcohol= causes 50,000 health related deaths a year not including drinking and driving and violent physical deaths due to intoxication

2.                          tobacco= Causes 440,000 health related deaths

3.                          Marijuana=0 deaths health or other wise have ever been recorded, EVER



Interesting don’t you think, I know further down the line other drugs kill thousand too but as I said with resources and education having these drugs legal wouldn’t be pandemonium…I mean really…So think about it, and leave your hopefully not to nasty comments…. 


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    • LondonGirl profile image

      LondonGirl 8 years ago from London

      I agree - prohibition on substances (alcohol or other) doesn't work.

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      raguett 8 years ago

      Thanks for the comments

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      kelly 8 years ago

      Great Article Meagan

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      Triplet Mom 8 years ago from West Coast

      Me personally I do not do drugs, but I would have to say that I think that Marijuana should be legalized. There is just so much that can be done with the whole plant that would do wonders for the world. Thanks for this very informative hub!!

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      Mohideen Basha 8 years ago from TRICHY, TAMIL NADU, INDIA.

      an important topic and valuable information. nice hub and i appreciate your work.