So your solution would be to add to the problem? I tried anything that was available in the early 1970's that did not require a needle. LSD-check. Marijuana & hashish-check. Speed-check. Barbituarites-check. Cocaine-check. Magic mushrooms-check. Tar opium-check. Angeldust-check. Unknown prescription drugs-check. There might be more, but forgive me if my memory is a bit compromised. Alcohol-check. Tobacco-check.
Originally Posted by Doug5
One argument against drug legalization is the potential of people getting hooked on a harmfull substance. 500k people die every year from smoking tobacco. The majority of smokers are addicted. They must smoke daily, several times a day. There are very few casual smokers. And the smoking age is only 18.
Then there is the argument against legalization because innocent people who arent even consuming the drug could be harmed. Drunk drivers kill thousands every year. Families continue to suffer from the abuse of an alcoholic parent.
To me the whole thing is absurd. How can these arguments against legalization be used when the legal drugs dont even meet those standards?
Have you tried any of this? I happen to shudder at the thought of this list of products being available on demand, over the counter. Sure, people can go find this stuff from the local pusher. But to see Walgreen's having a "buy one get one free" gram of hash sale? My reasons for being against have little to do with driving intoxicated. It becomes a lifestyle. I associated with stoners for much of my life. I speak from experience. I have been among them, part of them, one of them. It has much deeper implications than drunk driving or some guy hooked on ciggies. Many of these things were banned for a reason. Just because they are legal, and perhaps reduced in cost, would that deter someone from "Jonesing"? So many families suffer from alcohol abuse. I watched it myself, in my family. So lets increase the choices? No thanks.
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