posted on Dec, 21 2004 @ 04:47 PM
It would be less lethal if they were legalised and sold by the government because they would have saftey inctructions, like there are SO many deaths
with Ecstacy users, not because the drug is harmful... Its because the users don't know to make sure they drink 1 pint of non-alcoholic fluids every
hour to keep themselves hydrated.... If the drugs were legalised and sold by the government they would make sure the packets made this clear to the
Another example of the less lethality if legalised and sold by the government would be the drug would be PURE, and no crap cut in with it. Most deaths
with drugs are caused by overdose, this mainly happens due to the purity of the drug that comes form the black market. Say if the drug user starts
using coc aine at a strength of 30% coc aine and 70% crap mixed in (the strength is unknown to the user) and then goes out a buys another
batch of it, but gets a different strength like 50% coc aine and 50% mixed in crap, the user is not used to this strength and overdoses, thus
causing death.... If the government sold the drug this wouldn't be the case.
Also another factor of drugs that cause death is that people can mix drugs not knowing that it can kill you easily, like a popular one that happens is
known as a "speedball" which is when a user mixed coc aine and heroin, this is an EXTREAMLY dangerous thing to do, most users don't know this
though, as what happens is the coc aine kicks in instantly and the heart beat goes up tremendously, then about 20 minutes later the heroin kicks
in; slowing the heart down and the heart doesn't know what to and just stops all together.
If drugs were legalised and sold by the government, there would be health warnings on packets to prevent this.
Now to the crime side of things; it would cut crime tremendously because if drugs were legal and sold by the governmendrugs etc etc... t it wouldn't
cost £50 for a gram of coc aine for example, it would be more like £10 for 5-10 grams, therefore the drug addicts would not have to steal to pay
for an addiction because a normal job can provide the money for an addiction.
Also; With the government selling drugs at cheap prices, why would people want to buy drugs from dealers and gangs? They wouldn't so druglords and
their drug gangs and drug dealers would not be around anymore because there would be no buisness for them, this means that there would be no gang wars
fought over turf and drugs etc etc...
Also those things that you said its like legalising (eg - murder and drunk driving) those effect other people, drugs on the other hand, if legalised
and sold by the government, effect nobody else, only the user. So if a certain person wants to do drugs as a thing they want to do to enjoy life, why
not let them? Its their life and that decision isn't effecting you at all!