I was just wondering what everyone here's stances on Drug Legalization/Decriminalization? I know it's a touchy subject and all, but in most cases it leads to great discussion. I am for the legalization of all drugs, even though only use natural psychoactives like marijuana cannibinol and psychobelyn fungi. I believe the legalization of all drugs will benefit society in many ways.
Firstly, there are millions of drug users in this country, from occasional marijuana users to hardcore cokeheads. they pay top dollar in order to obtain highs, and if the drugs they are addicted to became legal, It would greatly improve our economy. If the gov't taxes these drugs like they tax cigarettes, cigars and coffee, the economic boost would be legendary. It would pull us out of this war-brought economic slump and help with the housing problems.
Secondly, I think legalizing all drugs will make our streets a safer place to live. Currently, street gangs such as the Crips, Bloods and V13 are in a violent war over who gets the drugs and who gets to sell them. People get killed for wearing the wrong colors as a result of this. If drugs were legalized, this violent enterprise would be reduced to nothing. Think about it. If A crackhead could legally go into a store and buy a vial of rocks, why would he go to someone standing on a street-corner and buy the same thing for more money, especially when there the threat of violence.
Thirdly,the criminalization of drugs is unrighteous in the firstplace. As a libertarian, I believe it is a persons own choice what they put in their body. Two very dangerous drugs, caffeine and tobacco, are already legal, and an overdose in both results in an unavoidable death, whereas a heroin overdose is 9/10 survivable with hospitable treatment. Millions of people drink themselves to death each year
What are your responses.