posted on Aug, 18 2003 @ 02:35 AM
in my mind, yes without question.
i will list a few reasons for this.
one, the war on drugs is a drain on tax payer dollars and isnt preventing drugs from getting on the street and into the hands of drug addicts and
two, it would remove the criminal element from drugs. no more worries over getting shot because you bought your stash from someone else. no more
possiblity of getting killed in a dark alley with some lowlife thug with a semi automatic in the back of his pants who wants to screw you out of your
money and give you nothing but a bullet in return. no more drug dealers on corners. criminals wont make money off of drugs anymore and will get
caught doing other things they are not use to doing or they'll learn to get a job for a change and stop acting a criminal. when you make it cleaner,
safer and cheaper than they sell it for...they're going out of business really quick!!!
three, it can make drugs safer. as it is now criminals and amateur make drugs, they process them in dangerous ways using harmful chemicals. it also
presents an opportunity to make drugs less potent/less lethal than they are now so maybe people can be funtional drug users instead of the present
condition some people are in. (not all addicts are non functional)
four, you tax it! thats right, tax it. every joint or pack of joints you sell, boom a user tax. since its not a needed thing but something some
want to do they should pay the price for their habit. moneys collected could go into REAL drug programs, prevention as well as giving help to those
who need it.
five it keeps johnny and suzy Q taxpayer from having a criminal record because of their personal choices. it also frees up space in jails and prisons
for REAL criminals and also allows more time for punishing them, not someone who wanted to smoke a joint.
six, i believe it would take away some of the stigma that people who do drugs are bad people. morality is realitive and this is for you to decide.
me, i dont care because its what they do in their own house. it gives some a chance to get help without being viewed as "just another crackhead".
seven, it would put drug cartels out of business. no more mafia killings over drugs. no more smuggling!
the government stands to gain more from legalizing all drugs regulating them and taxing them than fighting them. some claim the government already
sells drugs....but nothing is being done on this scale.
private companies grow it, make it and sell it. the government collects taxes from it.
i also think people should be able to grow their own plants, peyote, mushrooms if they want.
i havent gone completey indepth about this but i think i've made some decent points and some of the more important points about this.
before anyone jumps the gun about my view and my avatar i want to make it very clear right now i do not use any drugs at all but i do recognize people
should have the right to do what they want to themselves. in fact i dont even smoke or drink.
[Edited on 18-8-2003 by ThePrankMonkey]