What's the best and worst drug

Discussion in 'New Roundtable' started by tirk, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. fanatic

    fanatic Buckle your seatbelts...

    I'm not sure about ALL drugs, but weed should definitely be legalized as should all prescription medication. I'm more hesitant about so called 'hard drugs', like meth and crack. I would worry about an increase in violence if those drugs were legalized. If evidence showed that we would not become a nation of violent junkies, then I may be in favor of even legalizing them. They would be so heavily taxed, that we may be able to pay off the entire national debt in 20-30 years or so. But, the first time an addict doesn't have the money for his daily fix, the legal drug store on the corner would be the likely target; as would the person behind the counter.

    I haven't really taken the time to think this all the way through, so there's obviously other pros and cons that I have not considered that may cause me to change my position.
     
  2. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    Weed should be legalized and taxed. Just the same as liquor, tobacco and coffee.

    Hard drugs should not be legalized, just decriminalized. Harsh penalties would remain for drug trafficing, but we would stop locking up citizens for possessing small amounts for personal use. Do like Britain, where addicts can register with the government as addicts and receive free methadone or whatever, counseling and treatment instead of locking them up at great expense. This deprive the traffickers of a huge market, street prices collapse, and the profit motive for drug trafficing is reduced.
     
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  3. LSU_Sooner

    LSU_Sooner Jimmy Crack Corn

    So did Tirk start this thread for a change in his career? moving to drug dealing maybe? Secretly this is a survey as to what and what not to invest in?
     
  4. StaceyO

    StaceyO Football Turns Me On

    That sounds about right.

    I had forgotten about Stadol. I had that when I was in labor with child #1. It certainly did make the epidural go easier. They could've run a red-hot stake up my spine, and I wouldn't have cared a bit.
     
  5. TigersTailgating

    TigersTailgating Waterford Lesticles

    I agree. Pot is harmless with real pharmaceutical applications. The rest aren't but as free society you should be able to put whatever you want into your own body without fear of being locked up to never see the outside again, unless you're slangin on the streets.

    But then again notjing has changed the landscape of entire neighborhoods like crack and heroine.
     
  6. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

    But just think if there was a controlled place a crackhead could go and smoke some rock. I mean they already do it with methadone. Maybe street crime would go down, in fact I bet it would.
     
  7. TigersTailgating

    TigersTailgating Waterford Lesticles

    Street crime would go down just by the legalization of drugs simply because most crime in the drug trade is over protecting turf and killing over drug debt and expanding in to newer areas.
     
  8. fanatic

    fanatic Buckle your seatbelts...

    True, but an addict with no money who is dope sick would think nothing of robbing a convenience store for a fix. Then again, if all drugs were legal, I have to think security would be a priority at any establishment that sells them.
     
  9. TigersTailgating

    TigersTailgating Waterford Lesticles

    And that's the issue. Heroine, crack, meth... those items tend to change a users mindsetmand make peopke do things they ordinarily wouldn't do. Not sure the synthetic man made stuff should be legal for that reason alone.
     
  10. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

    Stuff harder than weed should not be legal...period. I understand personal freedom but those addicts have shown time and time again that they infringe on other people's freedoms. I totally disagree with "legalize it all" arguments. They're crazy in my opinion.
     

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