Why not legalized all drugs?

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    WayneAnsellposted 14 years ago

    Many States are currently thinking about legalizing some form of marijuana or allowing lesser penalties for users.

    Why shouldn't we legalize all drugs from cocaine to heroin?

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      marijuana is only an upper and high medicinal value, heroin and cocaine can have more hallucinogens and lead to brain damage,

      opening all to drugs lead to abuse,,,,

      look at what is happening in Amsterdam///they open coffee shops which sells marijuana and now they also sell cocaine and others

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        WayneAnsellposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        marijuana is actually a downer and considered a hallucinogen by medical classification.

        would opening all drugs to legalization really lead to abuse? would those not using cocaine now suddenly start if it were legal?

      2. ddsurfsca profile image70
        ddsurfscaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        and you got this information from where?  I have been a heroin user for over 30 years, and I am here to say that there is not hallucinogens in it and my college entrance exam says that I am just as intelligent last year as I  was 25 years ago when i took it the first time.  Dont quote something you made up

    2. Arthur Fontes profile image74
      Arthur Fontesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Alcohol, Tobacco, Paper, Oil, and Pharmaceutical lobbyists in Washington against legalization...

    3. double_frick profile image59
      double_frickposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      didn't mexico city just legalize all drugs recently?
      anyways, the war on drugs is BIG business for america, we would no sooner shut down wal mart than the war on drugs.
      of course, the drugs you mention are not kind drugs (i'm sure most will think me silly to imply that ANY are kind. haha) but just because coke, heroin, meth are bad drugs and imo pretty disgusting and wasteful for a human to do, it SHOULD be ones own choice to waste it so.

      so, i'm progressive and not in a bipartisan way. haha
      live and let live.

      but america LOVES its money and LOVES to be treated like angsty teens...
      they want to whine and cry about all the rules but they'd die without them, or they think they would ;P

    4. TMMason profile image60
      TMMasonposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I know one thing, alot of lil gang-bangers would be broke tomorrow.

      Along with alot of Cartels.

      And Dr.s can manage addiction, rather than claim to cure it.

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Actually that would be one good reason FOR legalising drugs. It would financially ruin the criminal gangs, and no doubt stop a lot of house-breaking and robberies as the junkies would have a legal, and no doubt much cheaper, way of getting their fixes.

    5. MikeNV profile image66
      MikeNVposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I'm for legalizing any drug with legitimate medical uses.

      Prescription Drugs are legal.  And you get them from a Doctor.  Heroin, Meth, and Cocaine have no proven medicinal use to my knowledge.

      So legal or not it wouldn't make any difference as the supply would still be underground.

      But what would be the effect of legalize marijuana?  Would this prevent or escalate recreational drug use?

      Those are some serious questions.  Would the increased supply result in less crime.

      Serious issues.

    6. drej2522 profile image68
      drej2522posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Legalize all drugs...hmmm, sounds like a Libertarian!

  2. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 14 years ago

    Drugs should all remain illegal to protect the young.

    1. rhamson profile image68
      rhamsonposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Legallity of a drug never stopped a drug addict.  Young or old.

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        No, but unavailability does. OK we all know the current laws are a joke and the police don't enforce the laws stringently enough, so the countries are flowing with illegal drugs, but legalisation also means legitimisation and some youngsters may end up taking them 'because they can', not because they wanted to.

        It's the young all currently illegal drugs cause the most harm to. That's also why under 18's aren't legally allowed to drink and smoke - their bodies and minds are still growing and developing.

    2. kirstenblog profile image79
      kirstenblogposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      The funny thing is that for me it was easier and cheeper to get when I was young, the day I hit 18 it all changed. I could not get a dose of LSD or crystal meth if my life depended on it (I have tried both of those due to it being easy to get) and finding weed is more work then its worth! How much protection is it really giving the young having this stuff illegal when its kids who have the easiest time getting it cheep? At least if the government tried to control it there would be a better chance of protecting kids from getting stuff thats laced and of course they could set the price higher then kids can usually afford.

      1. Mrvoodoo profile image58
        Mrvoodooposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        This ^

        Getting hold of smoke these days is a nightmare, but when I was a teenager I knew dozens of people at any one time that I could buy anything from easily, it was much easier to get drugs than alcohol.

    3. theageofcake profile image61
      theageofcakeposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      If kids want it, they will find it, regardless of legality.  Think about how many kids drink while underage.  Not to mention alcohol abuse can be far more dangerous than smoking marijuana.

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    WayneAnsellposted 14 years ago

    it's true, making drugs a crime does not stop the young from using now.

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    WayneAnsellposted 14 years ago

    so would things be better or worse if all drugs were legalized?

    why not legalize all drugs? what are the arguments against legalizing?

    1. Misha profile image63
      Mishaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Too many people make a living off war on drugs. It can't just stop. smile

      Happy New Year! smile

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        Ghost32posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        You did it again, Misha.  Took the words right out of my mouth, that is. big_smile

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    WayneAnsellposted 14 years ago

    i don't think legalizing all drugs would increase use. if you want to do drugs, you do them. if you are against drug use, you wouldn't really change your mind if they were suddenly legal.

    as far as kids go, most are more likely to abuse drugs because they are told not to. they rebel naturally againt authority. lessen the grip a little and it's no "fun" to rebel anymore. legalizing drugs might just decrease use by the young.

  6. Arthur Fontes profile image74
    Arthur Fontesposted 14 years ago

    Kids today are not paying for drugs.  They are huffing your cleaning painting chemicals  keyboard cleaners and such.

  7. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 14 years ago

    dude, it's cuz you know... then things would get all gnarled up and, yeah that was cool.


  8. Mikel G Roberts profile image72
    Mikel G Robertsposted 14 years ago

    The simple fact is this.

    Being an Illegal substance has not slowed or stopped the use or marketing/distribution of any narcotics. The only thing the illegality has done is cost taxpayers millions of dollars and forced the people involved in the drug trade to become very clever.

    So... since being illegal did/will not prevent it. We might as well use the tax dollars currently used to 'fight' illegal drug trafficking to create a controlled and safer way for those who choose to use, to do so. In the legalizing of the drug trade some good will come out of the drug trade. That being tax revenue on the new legalized product, the jobs created, the ability of an F.D.A. inspecting authority to insure quality and dose.

    Employers would still be able to drug screen potential employees for drug use and not hire them do to that drug use.

    Taking the 'badboy' image, the rebel fascination, out of drug use in my humble opinion, would also decrease the attractiveness of using drugs.

  9. rhamson profile image68
    rhamsonposted 14 years ago

    The war on drugs has been how successful so far.  They are killing people in the border towns of Mexico to get them to the US.  We sell them guns to help the war.  The atrocities are endless with policemen and their families getting killed by the cartels.

    The governments programs are a joke by centering on the seller.  They waste so much time and expense on keeping the drugs from the user.  It is like trying to stop the rain from falling.  Unless we make it such a bad criminal offense and prosecute every illegal drug user to within an inch of their life it is a waste of time.

    I had to get quite a wake up before I stopped and I don't see any other way. If the Feds get serious about it then lets get it done.  If they want to play around then let the druggies have their dope.

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    lyricsingrayposted 14 years ago

    I say legalize everything then meet at my house!  Party's on me! lol

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    sneakorocksolidposted 14 years ago

    The pot commercials would be maddening! A room full of adults watching "Vegi-tales"! They would have no idea whats going on and no hope of figuring it out!


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