Culturally, trading a policy based in misinformation for one based in reality can't be bad. It's easy to disrespect a government that persists in policies that are obviously not working.
Primarily we need to end prohibition to divorce the manufactured criminal problem from the underlying drug problems, then we should focus all of the available resources and efforts to reducing the drug problem - taxation would go a long way towards furthering the latter goal, but I feel the former goal is the most paramount.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Drugs are bad, prohibition is worse
i didnt say it did, or was
what i would like to see is even harsher penalties for sellers/distributors.......minimum 15/20 year sentences for first offences
users cant use if they cant find or procure the product
growers/sellers/distributors is where is would really make the penalties harsh
no leniency.....you want to do the crime, be prepared to do some major time
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Excessive taxes shouldnt be horded by the government, they should be returned to tax payers so IF the funds are needed later they can be paid by the growing tax payer base.