posted on Feb, 26 2003 @ 11:45 AM
if just one drug...marijuana, was legalized, taxed, etc. and handled just like alchohol and tobacco, you would likely see a drastic reduction in
drug-related crime, as people could get high without resorting to more exotic and dangerous drugs. I'm not saying pass it out to kids...of course
not, just as in other legal drugs, there would be age limits, laws against driving while tanked, etc. Thing is, though I don't touch the stuff
myself, I have many friends who have, and I've seen them go cold turkey with no problem. Those same friends would be hard pressed to give up a
cigarette, so I'm more inclined to think of tobacco as being worse, and it's legal!
However, the arguement for making hard core drugs legal is something I just can't support. They create too many problems for society, and these
problems would NOT be eliminated if legalized...in fact, it would be worse.