Sunday, May 6, 2012 10:18:06 AM
Two kids in Winnipeg ground up the leaves of a common shrub and smoked it. They'd read on the internet it might make them high. It made them sick and they landed in hospital. Because they`d gotten the leaves from a city park, the City ordered ALL the parks to be cleared of this plant! Nevermind that you can buy it in any greenhous, or even WalMart...
As a side effect? The parks all looked nicer! lolz! They`re hardy bushes, but look crappy when they get overgrown.
The moral is: if someone wants to `get high` they`ll find a way. NO amount of rules, laws or punishment will stop them.
Before 1900 (apx) you could buy ANY drug legally! Opium? In baby drops. Cocain? In soda pop. We`re still here, eh?
Sunday, May 6, 2012 1:54:48 AM
I think decriminalization for use and possession is a good middle ground to start from, If you're caught with dope you have it confiscated and you receive a fine. it makes no sense to send a person to jail for an addiction,being an alcoholic is not a crime. Full legalization though? I`ve never thought that was a responsible solution either.
Saturday, May 5, 2012 9:47:17 PM
I'm confused on many levels, how is this related to Breaking Bad? Is the caption writer suggesting we legalize meth? It`s a drug that is all harm and zero benefit.
Secondly, legalizing drugs in general is not going to make their abuse or trafficking go down. Look at all the legal, regulated drugs like vicodin, oxycodone, etc. they are still sold underground and abused.
Lastly, it`s unlikely that legalization would make the DEA smaller if we`re still regulating it. Might change how they work, maybe morph into something like an agency that tracks all prescriptions and busts people that are selling their pills.
Then how do we penalize those people? Send them to jail? But this was supposed to eliminate that.
The *only* way a "legalize drugs" experiment is going to make all possession/underground/gang/dealing activity irrelevant is to put them all in an aisle at the store. Picture that!