a reply to: JesseVentura
I think that the idea of treatment over punishment is sound.
However, there are some drugs which are straight up lethal, can kill upon the first dose in some circumstances. People who peddle that filth ought to
be prevented from being able to access the general population of a nation.
The other thing is, that whether the drugs are legal or not, you will ALWAYS have people experimenting with them for the first time, and so the
availability of some particular narcotics will always be a significant risk to the health of citizens. PCP, for example, is a serious danger, not only
to the person who has taken it, but any and all individuals in their eye line. The reason? PCP can lend users apparent inhuman strength, an inability
to process pain signals, delusions... This can lead to a delusional, pain immune, terrifyingly strong individual walking around naked with their guts
hanging out of an open abdominal wound, one they simply have not noticed.
There is no rehab for going for a stroll with your intestines literally flopping around by your knees, while your blood vessels quickly empty out
down your stomach, and sluice down your thighs, past your knees, down your calf muscles, before rolling off your feet and ankles into a crimson pool
beneath your feet, while you smile and laugh the whole time, because the fact is that while on that drug you do not give a rats behind about any of
And yet, that is precisely what one individual did when on the drug. God alone knows who opened him up, or how he might have gotten that way by his
own hand, but it happened.
You cannot be telling me that having that stuff around AT ALL is a good idea, and that decriminalising the sale of that stuff would be a really good
idea? Surely? I mean, I am all for freedom and individual choice, but this stuff...it's like Russian roulette! It's not the only one either! Imagine a
nation where a dose of scopolamine (Devil's Breath) was perfectly legal to carry around? That stuff can be used as a control mechanism, allowing an
individual to literally command your every move! People have helped offenders steal their entire life's savings, cars, the contents, and I mean the
entire contents of their homes, as well as helping thieves steal the marks ORGANS, after being drugged with that stuff!
Oh, and it messes with memory too!
I mean come on... What the hell are you supposed to do about anything in a world where the aforementioned are not prohibited?