on the topic of legalizing drugs. I firmly belive in blunt freedom in america, aka we get freedom of speech we can say what ever we want anywhere anytime. but some provocative questions on counter point
do we legalize them for medical puposes only, or can i go to the walmart and get a gram of coke or heroin?(both of which do have legal spawns like lidocaine and vicodin/oxycotin)
if for recreational use do we set up regulations behind being (legally) to high, too doped, to tweaked....to drive, be in public? additionally is there possibly any quick(other than just visual signs) to determine this like during a traffic stop?
how do we decide what could be recreational and what medical?
do we prosecute for possesion of a non-prescribed medication?
and do we re-evaluate all the other schedule 1 drugs (except marijuana) for possible medical use?...schedule 1 means they were meds...but they did more damage than good according to the government. like excstasy, ghb, and pcp. Do we let people trip and possible date rape in the name of freedom, or can we find consensus in which drugs are we better off without legalizing?
is it worth laying off thousands and thousands of officers and government agents and judges, public defenders. and letting numbers of prisons, cars, and equipment. Having to re distribute the workforce from crime enforcement into pharmacuticals and construction/manufacuring jobs? could this also cause a possible wave of poverty and crime from the former job holders/familys of,?
now money, we spend tens of billions of dollars on law enforcment and drug enforcement like the war on drugs per-year (700 bill. over life of the war).....we spent 161 billion filling prescriptions last year alone, it's not the war on drugs draining us it seems to be prescription drug prices more so. would you propose a pricing cap on meds? which then goes against the ability for a free-market...our basis of living anymore.
so i think what you're really wanting is.....
medical usage of cannabis, making it level two
not legalize, but de-criminalize (something like a parking ticket on your record)
if there's one thing that makes me think against drug legalization is, you can get drugs but only if you need them, need pep and focus (adderall), euphoria (anti-depressants), calm and clarity (xanax).
P.S. Every drug mentioned in my retort except GHB...I've tried and enjoy througly