First off let me state this loud and clear....
Legalize POT now!!
back to topic
There are a number of factors to consider here.
1.)Illegal drugs- There are two major catagories that I am going to use here.
A.) Chemical drugs(coke,heroin, '___', ect.)
B.) Natural drugs (Mushrooms, Pot, Peyote)
2.)Legal drugs(prescriptions)- which is comprised of literally hundreds of different pharmacuticals.
The stated logic behind why group 1 is illegal(thus making anyone who has them in thier possession "criminal") is:
A.) there is little to no medicinal value.
B.) it fosters other criminal activity
C.) our govt. is trying to protect us
Response for A.)There is medicinal value in Marijuana. Unhindered science is beginning to reveal how this is true. Coke and heroin I will concede is
pretty much dead on.. Coke is good as a numbing agent(but thats about all I know its good for)
Response for B.)By making drugs illegal the govt. fosters this other criminal activity. Its a form of entrapment really. If the drugs were legal
people wouldnt go to otherwise shady people for thier drugs. In case 1B.(natural drugs) we could be left alone to grow pot and wouldnt deal with any
less than reputable people. People that grew pot would no longer be "funding terrorism". But try growing a plant and see what happens.... can
someone say felony.
Response for C.) our govt. is NOT trying to protect us and the claim that they are is a bold faced lie. If the FDA cared so much then they wouldnt let
many of the dangerous drugs these big pharmas put out on the street. And being that6 the CIA brings in alot of these drugs(namely heroin and coke) its
a bit hypocritical of the govt. to make such a claim. The FDA cares so much that companies are aloud to have certain levels of rat parts in their
meats. I could go on forever about the hypocrisy in their claim of " we are doing it to protect you"...:dn"
The real reasons why drugs in group 1 are illegal are as follows:
A.)The CIA has been waist deep in selling drugs and guns for decades. Perpetual money maker. Also helps fund the criminal justice system; fuels the
blooming prison labor force; helps finance black ops; and will never end making it the best repeat business.
B.)The items from group 1B(natural drugs,herbs) are illegal because they cannot be regulated. In the case of Marijuana it was due to Henry J
Anslinger(with the backing of companies like dupont(timber)). Anslinger used lies and racism to turn marijuana into his personal crusade as he rode to
power as the countries first drug Czar.
My belief is that All drugs should be legal with the full inderstanding that intoxication of said substances is no excuse for the actions committed
while on those drugs. It all comes down to responsibility. Does your lifestyle afford you the time and freedom to pursue a life of drugs use? Do you
have to resort to criminal behavior to obtain these drugs?...ie rob, kill, etc.
Does the drug use negatively affect your life or positively?
This is the oneof the most important factors to cinsider. When truly determining whether someone who uses drugs is a criminal; one must first determin
the benefits/hazards of drug use. If one can setermin that the use of the drugs benefits them more than hinders they should be left alone to use their
drug of choice. Who is to determin this? It should be self governance.
The govt. has no right to police us from ourselves. Police us from one another? absolutely... but not from ourselves. If someone wants to take any
drug at all in their home and they do so in a manner that does not hurt anyone else( like driving while under the influence); then what right does a
govt have to intercede? simple answer; none.
The problem is that there are always going to be people that abuse drugs whether they are legal or not. One needs look no further than alcohol. How
many people die everyday from drunki driving alone? I think I can rest my case with that example.. but Alcohol remains legal though it doesnt have A.)
much medicinal value B.) it definately fosters criminal activity. And,C.) if they were truly trying to protect us they wouldnt let this demon(alcohol)
fly free. The difference between pot and alcohol is nothing more than the ability to regulate and efficiently tax. Sure anyone can make beer but it
takes time energy and dedication.; a real process. With pot its a weed you let it grow... pick... dry... and either eat or smoke. No way the govt can
ever effectively tax marijuana. And that is why it is still criminal to this day.
In summation: It is not whether someone takes a drug that determins criminality; but rather, what actions said person uses to obtain the drugs, and
also, what actions they do while being on the substance. Our country seriously needs to wake up from this unending nightmare.. that has gone on for
over 70 years with no end in sight.... EVER!!!
I could go on in much more depth but I think this is enough for starters.
Thank you for your time,