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Why Drugs Should Be Legalized

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Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12228 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:14:52 PM
@kummi90, don't forget lobbyists working for the privatised institutions that profit greatly.

Lobbyists, political contributions, the media, and voting groups have made a mockery of government by the people, for the people and are a bid reason for the wealth gap and standard of living gap in the USA.

tuapui
Male, 18-29, Asia
 94 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:39:30 PM
i feel its kinda one of those things that you have been doing for so long and have sunk so far into it that it's almost impossible to do change it or do anything about it. kinda like telling a lie.

xelous
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2576 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 9:40:08 PM
I'm writing in Ron Paul

kummi90
Male, 18-29, Europe
 543 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 3:39:22 PM
Fatninja: They can, it's something called tax. You might have heard of it.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24543 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:47:23 PM
why argue this.. until the government can make money off it. It will be illegal!

shiftyplus1
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 312 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:15:50 AM
I'm gonna go get high.

DingDingDong
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1504 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:32:03 AM
I totally agree.

onewhosinz
Female, 30-39, Western US
 47 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:23:18 AM
@ Gerry... You have some off the wall comments usually (most of which I think are hilarious), but I really enjoyed this last one.. made me smile. Thanks!

morimacil123
Male, 18-29, Europe
 171 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:15:13 AM
"So how does Legalizing crack make it non addictive?"
So how does illegalizing crack make it non addictive?

DinVen
Male, 30-39, Europe
 375 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:11:42 AM
Legalize it now, about time.

BUT people need to know that this is the economist that believes corporations should NOT pay any taxes at all.

The man who´s ideas work as a guiding star for hedge fund managers and investment banks all over the world. While they rip off everyone but the UHNW crowd.

Noam Chomsky has a few great points on this mans influence on modern civilization. "The Shock Doctrine" by N. Klein is a good read too.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 8:00:37 AM

"Cannabis can lead to death"

Living leads to death.
But the important thing is how much you enjoy your life before that.

NILE12
Male, 18-29, Europe
 157 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:05:47 AM
And all this costs resources

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10246 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:48:31 AM
@Tiredofnicks

Plenty of your European neighbors have decriminalized these substances because of the perverse outcome from criminalizing them in the first place.

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:42:40 AM
Cannabis can lead to death

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:41:48 AM
So how does Legalizing crack make it non addictive

morimacil123
Male, 18-29, Europe
 171 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:35:04 AM
In theory, drugs are illegal.
In practice, drugs ARE legal.
Big drug cartels pay police and politicians, and get to do their thing free of police related problems.
Big pharmaceutical companies pay lobbyists, and politicians, and get to do their thing free of regulations.

Why do you think weed is going "medical" instead of going legal? because if it goes medical, then it can still be controlled by big cartels, just by big pharmaceutical cartels instead of drug cartels.
Theres a drug monopoly, and from an economic point of view, the only people it makes sense for to legalize drugs are the citizens and consumers. For them, it means cheaper drugs and less taxes spent to fight drugs.
But why would elected officials want to make it lega? They get paid by cartels when its illegal, they get paid by pharmaceutical companies when its medical, the only time they stop getting paid is if it goes legal.

Tiredofnicks
Male, 30-39, Europe
 4844 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 5:57:51 AM
I do not agree with his views on drugs, economy or ideas of government. I base this on my home region, Scandinavia, who is doing more than fine with all the rules and regulations "imposed" on us by social democracy for close to a century now.

I find the view "all government is evil" (because that's what this post is really all about) overly cynical and somewhat of a self-fulfilling prophecy.


I will not be drawn into an argument about it.

earthshone
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1699 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 5:39:58 AM
Minimalist Government FTW.

EgalM
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1710 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 4:00:02 AM
@Xelous

I agree completely, but that's just the thing. The wasted money is going into certain people's pockets, friends of friends and such. So the odds of them giving up that income is slim to none. It wastes the tax payers money, so they don't give two poos about it.

CaptainPabst
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1253 Posts
Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:34:07 AM
The numbers kinda speak for themselves:

2009 annual causes of death
Lack of Health Insurance 44,789
Drug induced (mostly legal) 37,485
by Firearms 31,224
Alcohol induced 23,199
Cannabis (Marijuana) 0

xelous
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2576 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 10:25:39 PM
War on Drugs = Waste of Money

photomstr
Male, 50-59, Canada
 767 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 10:23:44 PM
Haven't the voters learned anything in the last 20 years? You 'mercans got it all wrong! This guy has it down! Milton Friedman is my hero!

thelonious
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3246 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:22:44 PM
Victimless crimes. Where have I heard that before?

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14130 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:14:41 PM
Freidman was probably the most brilliant economist who ever lived. If we adopted his ideas, it would be a much better world.

Ruffiana
Male, 30-39, Western US
 508 Posts
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:38:31 PM
I don't know if drug use would go up or down if they were legalized, or if it would change accidents or health problems related to drugs.

I do believe that there are a number of related problems that would be solved. A huge reduction in government funding associated with the "war on drugs", issues with criminal activity in Mexico, prison overcrowding, etc.

This is one of those cases where the good to the many vastly outweights the potential harm to the few.

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