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Where do you stand on the drug issue?

  1. benisan85745 profile image60
    benisan85745posted 5 years ago

    Where do you stand on the drug issue?

    Should we legalize, and tax?
    Legalize some...decriminalize others?

  2. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    I think what people put in their own bodies should be their own business. I think that the government should legalize everything then crack down on all dealers that deal anything that is not 100% all natural. Stop arresting and wasting tax dollars on marijuana smokers, make money off taking all the legal drugs, and use some of that money to crack down on those selling non natural drugs to children.

    1. benisan85745 profile image60
      benisan85745posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ms. Peeples...Ms. Peeples, since I first read and commented on your Hub, I knew if you answered this question, how "balls-on" hard you'd be with your answer. I kneel before you in fear woman. Although not present, I could feel the tonality. You Rock!

    2. AmulMumtaz profile image61
      AmulMumtazposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      what about people who have religious restraints??islamic republics etc??this way even prostitution should be legallized aint it..i mean its your own 'business' as to what u put up your butt..sorry but its true.

    3. benisan85745 profile image60
      benisan85745posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @AmulMumtaz...I'm sorry, but I believe prostitution is a whole  other topic, but I do agree with you, selling is a legal act, and sex is a legal act (within reason), just not together.

    4. peeples profile image94
      peeplesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Honestly I am okay with legalizing prostitution also. I mean who's to say two adults shouldn't be able to provide and pay for a service? There would be a lot less women killed in the process if it were legal and not looked down on.

    5. benisan85745 profile image60
      benisan85745posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      once again, you never cease to amaze me woman haha!

  3. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    Proper education to show how bad drug can affect your body. I do believe that many who turned to drugs are lack of understanding, peer pressure or no support from family members.

    Mixing with the wrong parties will lead to drugs. So, I believe every family should be caring and communicate with one another when problem arises. It should begin with educating families and support to be given by families.

    1. benisan85745 profile image60
      benisan85745posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ...so you are not into advocating marijuana as a potential possibilty for medicinal purposes at all, your answer is straight up NO! Do you feel prison is a place for non-violent distributors of such "drugs"?

  4. LandmarkWealth profile image80
    LandmarkWealthposted 5 years ago

    I tend to be in favor of not legalization but decriminalization.  The fast majority of drug related violent crime come more from the sale and territory battles over drugs rather than users.  The reason is it is a high risk business.  So the rewards monetarily are high.  If we decriminalize drug's we eliminate much of the profit and stopping wasting tax dollars and law enforcement resources on people who are stupid enough to poisen themselves.  If someone intends to poisen themselves, it is virtually imppossible to stop them.  The war on drugs has been a failure.  You can not legislate away stupidity.  Banning drugs is as effective as banning guns.

    1. benisan85745 profile image60
      benisan85745posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I do see your point and the "war" on drugs was lost as soon as it hit the streets. However, we can learn from the prohibiton (alcohol), on how to better the system.

    2. LandmarkWealth profile image80
      LandmarkWealthposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I just believe the best way to protect people is too educate them and take out the profit from the trafficing.  Nobody did better during prohibition than the Mafia

  5. Mr. Happy profile image82
    Mr. Happyposted 5 years ago

    Regarding how history has proven that prohibition of anything does not work, I would think it to be logical to put an end to the senseless War on Drugs. The only ones profiting from that war is the DEA, who are swimming in tax-payer's money and selling armament to the Mexican Cartels.

    Drugs have been around in every culture, at any given time in the history of the human specie. Trying to prohibit drugs in societies is like trying to herd cats ...

    In my opinion the money spent on jails, trials/court and police work regarding drugs, should be spent on education and rehabilitation. It is much cheaper to pay a teacher or a social worker and to equip them, then it is to train, equip and pay police officer.

    1. benisan85745 profile image60
      benisan85745posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Mr. Happy....don't get me started on the business behind the prison system. That is a Money Train all in itself, and the more you occupy the cells the more money you make.

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    Garifaliaposted 5 years ago

    http://garifalia.hubpages.com/hub/Why-N … -Narcotics

    http://www.helium.com/items/2356799-the … -narcotics

    With great respect to everyone, history has shown that whenever a substance (especially narcotics) has been depenalized, the users skyrocketed. As a member of an NGO against drugs, I have done lots of reading up on the subject and while in the past I was in favour for the reasons mentioned by the honourable colleagues,  after doing my research I am now completely against it.

    Do your research by looking into medical reports, historical events all over the world, etc. I found that for every one reason in favour of legalising there are 2 or more against it. And finally, while keeping it illegal will not solve the problem, it will most certainly keep the number of addicts restricted.

    1. benisan85745 profile image60
      benisan85745posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In my mind, shooting heroin or smoking crack, nor snorting coke was on my mind when I asked this question. I was leaning more towrds eating twinkies and watching old Scooby-Doo reruns without Scrappy-Doo( hint, hint)

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      Garifaliaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry I don't understand your comment. And because all too many young people because of irresponsible parents and society resort all the more to all types of drugs, I don't see anything humourous.

    3. benisan85745 profile image60
      benisan85745posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I see where you stand, I read your Hub.

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Only legalize marijuana. And tax the crap out of it. It is the only drug that doesn't cause homicides, drunk drivers, or any type of physical abuse. The only thing people want to do who smoke it (I don't) is sit back relax and EAT. It also would save a lot of lives from the cartels who are completely out of hand at the Mexican border.

    1. benisan85745 profile image60
      benisan85745posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The lives of the people being killed on bordertowns s due to young ones wanting to rise within the organization. Also, smoking out doesn't include just laying around and being lazy. I know a handful of atlethes that medicate and run marathons

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      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was just thinking about eating twinkies and watching cartoons. LOL Also so many Police and Govt. officials have been killed by the cartels when they interfere. Even American border patrol.

    3. benisan85745 profile image60
      benisan85745posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is going to raise alot of eyebrows, but I am still a firm believer that Reagan let the Crack epidemic happen, and the first Bush in office bullsh*tted the nation on the war on drugs especially with Cocaine.

 
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