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Old November 11th, 2012, 01:21 AM   #31

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Yes. I support legalization of light and heavy drugs, simply because we tend to promote free choice and then we declare drugs as illegal. everyone should be responsible for his actions. Legalization should imply age: who is under 21 can't use it. period.
I agree with you of the legalization, but, the legal age must be lowered to 18.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 01:25 AM   #32

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Objectively speaking I agree with this....from a moral perspective I can not condone it so I am betwixt.
I do understand that point of view.

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Have you aver seen someone that was addicted to coke and or crack? Comparing hamburgers and coca~cola to that, is utterly ridiculous.
They're the same as those who are alcoholic and those who are into gambling. Life is a choice.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 01:28 AM   #33

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Sorry but I have to come in on this one. Unfortunately Heroin and the rest of the crap, like nuclear weapons, cannot be uninvented. In Scotland we have the highest addiction to heroin per capita then anywhere in Western Europe and, not playing the bleeding heart card, it killed my youngest brother, but only after he came out of a coma and was a complete vegetable for three horrifying years. I do not know the answer to whether it should be legalised or not but I did threaten my son with breaking every bone in his body if he touched any illegal substance. Harsh you might think but it worked. On this one never mind the legal issues just be a good parent and use good old tough love.
I do understand your predicament. Parents should really tell their sons and daughters to stay away from vices like alcohol, drugs, tobacco or gambling, but, the matter at hand is the exhibition of freewill in the true sense of the word.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 02:56 AM   #34

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@ Lucius Vorenus: I'm agreeing with tjadams ().

Jake10 said: "We're simply fighting a losing battle, just like prohibition." And I hear this, I really do. It must be frustrating to law enforcement to see victories so seemingly few and far between. It's just that there are those battles which are lost only by giving up.
The demand for sex traffic and child pornography hasn't gone away either...
Things are not comparable because sex traffic involves a victim, while someone who gets heroine/cocaine/whatever is doing a free choice and destroys himself.

Also, what about all the people who's life gets ruined by south america's gangs?
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Old November 11th, 2012, 03:08 AM   #35

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Cocaine and heroin addiction destroys lives, it is a terrible thing. To leagalise them and then start a campagin to say how terrible they are is strange logic. i am firmly against legalisation.
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Yeah, let's legalise them and open the door for multinationals to promote and sell them making billions out of killing people.

Why should something that is so addictive, crippling and deadly be allowed to enter the market as a commodity? The purpose should be to discourage drug use and limit its spreading as much as possible.

What should be done is the abolition of legal punishment for the user, and extremely heavy punishment for the dealer. The state should distribute drugs to the addicted for free, under medical supervision, and until they are helped to break free. This way, the incentive for profit will be eliminated for drug dealers, their potential customers taken from them, and their interest in creating future addicts diminished, since this will become a 'market' with no future.
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Yeah, let's legalise them and open the door for multinationals to promote and sell them making billions out of killing people.

Why should something that is so addictive, crippling and deadly be allowed to enter the market as a commodity? The purpose should be to discourage drug use and limit its spreading as much as possible.

What should be done is the abolition of legal punishment for the user, and extremely heavy punishment for the dealer. The state should distribute drugs to the addicted for free, under medical supervision, and until they are helped to break free. This way, the incentive for profit will be eliminated for drug dealers, their potential customers taken from them, and their interest in creating future addicts diminished, since this will become a 'market' with no future.

multinational pharmecutical companies boosting their profits from the sale of heroin and Cocaine, what a ghastly notion.
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multinational pharmecutical companies boosting their profits from the sale of heroin and Cocaine, what a ghastly notion.
Absolutely. As a side note, there are multinational companies doing exactly that at present, illegal and criminal ones.

If heavy drugs were made legal, what's stopping this ghastly notion from becoming reality?
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Absolutely. As a side note, there are multinational companies doing exactly that at present, illegal and criminal ones.
And legalizing it would allow to tax it, and use this new source of state income for things like welfare, healthcare etc
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Old November 11th, 2012, 03:52 AM   #40

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And legalizing it would allow to tax it, and use this new source of state income for things like welfare, healthcare etc
yes extra revenue indeed, to patch up society from the mess caused by legalising the stuff in the first place.
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