Prohibition didn't work the first time....unless empowering a black market was the actual goal. It is beyond clear to all but the most pig headed that prohibition hasn't worked the second go round either. Most all of these drugs existed long before drug laws did, and more and more of them will appear - simply because of human nature. Also, making a thing illegal makes it more attractive. So, when will you decide that the world's largest prison population is not what you want here? Are you ready to end it? We have the power, government has no power unless we give it to them.
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You've very much missed the point.
All of these drugs existed before drug laws - drug prohibition is what made them "sexy."
Yes but now you can't change the past. There are no laws against adults drinking alcohol but they still over-indulge, get addicted, do stupid things such as drink drive and kill people in accidents. How would it be any different with drugs?
It wouldn't. People do that already - every single day, so clearly making them illegal has not solved the problem you are so worried about. Time for another strategy.
Paula, the mixing of "Hollier than thou idiots" with vulture capitalists was a devil's mix for sure!
Well, there is a difference between legalization and de-criminalizing the whole deal. Were it just de-criminalized, that would maybe be the best solution.
Most of the times I've been arrested...I deserved it.
But not everyone is so lucky as I. I've been out of my mind thousands of times and had the wherewithal to not get arrested, and I shouldn't have been arrested either.
WILLIE!!!!!!!!!! While I can honor the sentiment of your comment - I'd wind up homeless were I to move in that direction, the landlord (Mr. Shaw) would say I was trying to ruin his upstanding reputation, or something like that. He's not Mr. Reason.
Hmmm. I feel a Hub coming on. Stay tuned.
On the upside, I got offered a job last night. Start tomorrow...better than minimum wage, even.
That is great news! Important to take care of ones self before taking on those civic conundrums. Hope it doesn't interfere too much with your writing.