posted on May, 16 2005 @ 06:34 PM
I'm sorry, but that's just wrong, what you've said...
Ecstasy is only dangerous because it's illegal, if it were legal, pure MDMA would be guaranteed, and there would be no risk of speedy or junky E.
Heroin and Coke are not more addictive than cigarettes or caffeine, both of the latter are available legally. The dangers from coke and heroin are
similar to E; because they're illegal, the purity fluctuates wildly, and sometimes people get dirty junk, or they shoot too much because they don't
realize the purity. Steady, monitored supply would all but eliminate those problems.
Meth does a lot of damage to the cerebral cortex, it's like a meteor impact attacking a forest. However, if people want to retard themselves in that
fashion, I can't tell them they aren't allowed to. If they hurt other people during the course of their binge, then they should suffer the
consequences, but them doing the drug isn't the issue, it's how they behave afterwards.
For too long we've been trying to stop people from taking the drugs, instead of simply punishing the bad behaviors like assault, robbery, DUI,
Take this example, using alcohol. Alcohol is legal, you can drink it. You can drink so much it will kill you, that's your right. However, if you
endanger others by getting behind the wheel, or by getting in fights, then you've ceased being simply a danger to yourself, and have become a danger
I want to see criminals locked up, because it's proven to keep them off the street temporarily, and guarantee they won't be able to bother anyone
I don't want to see drug addicts locked up, because it has proved to be ineffective at treating the illness and compulsion.
Legalize drugs and the illegal city gangs will all but dissapear, the trafficking of guns will dry to a trickle, the amount of money exchanging hands
illicitly will shrink by a ridiculous percentage - all good things.
I hope they do the right thing here..even if they're doing it for the wrong reasons.