View Poll Results: Why have you decided not to use illegal drugs?

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  • Because I hear horror stories about addiction to them

    15 25.86%
  • Because I know people personally who have suffered from addiction.

    17 29.31%
  • Because I am perfectly happy and serene without them (If it ain't broke...)

    31 53.45%
  • Because the consequences of their being illegal make life miserable for addicts

    12 20.69%
  • Simply because they are illegal

    11 18.97%
  • Other (specify in the thread if you would like)

    20 34.48%
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    I am kind of amused by people who think their lives are so inadequate that they have to enhance them eith drugs (either illegal or legal).
    Your naivete towards illegal substances is apparent.
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Your naivete towards illegal substances is apparent.
    Your naivete towards exercise and a good book is apparent.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit770 View Post
    Your naivete towards exercise and a good book is apparent.
    Not at all! I love reading. I read a book a week. I have found use for both of those things as well as illegal substances. My desire to try illegal substances was not due to a void in my life which needed filling. It was and is purely for philosophical and existential reasons.
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Not at all! I love reading. I read a book a week. I have found use for both of those things as well as illegal substances. My desire to try illegal substances was not due to a void in my life which needed filling. It was and is purely for philosophical and existential reasons.
    Do you think your circumstances accurately reflect those of the vast majority of illegal drug users?

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    That is what I do. I do a short workout with dumbells in the morning, I commute to work on the bike, run about 20 miles a week and am training for marathons and triathlons. That gives me all the "high" I need.
    Wow, nice!

    I cant run marathons yet. I smoked for 6 years, quit about 3 years ago. I am almost back at the health I should have been if I never started smoking..

    I have promised myself that I am going to attempt and complete a marathon(in the first attempt) before I am 30(5 years).. I still have some way to go.. I frequently run 5kms but have a probably max capacity atm at around 10km. I am quite big, 183cm and 83kg, which will make it even harder for me(marathon)..


    Nothing like the feeling after great a workout is there? Capoeira is my favorite.
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit770 View Post
    Do you think your circumstances accurately reflect those of the vast majority of illegal drug users?
    I am not sure. Thus, I refrain from making generalizations.
    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    So the government has a right to criminalize the distribution of Cocaine (to protect consumers from its adverse effects) but not the right prevent you from producing and consuming it for personal purposes. I'd be fine with that.
    No. First of all the government does not have rights, only individuals do, second, the government does not have the authority to criminalize the distribution of cocaine on the basis that its consumption may prove hazardous to a user. The government has a legitimate interest in regulating (not criminalizing) its production and distribution but only insofar as it endeavors to assure quality and transparency.

    Companies would be held to the same standards of quality and transparency as any other manufacturer of goods and services. Warning labels, quality control, health standards, etc.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    No. First of all the government does not have rights, only individuals do, second, the government does not have the authority to criminalize the distribution of cocaine on the basis that its consumption may prove hazardous to a user. The government has a legitimate interest in regulating (not criminalizing) its production and distribution but only insofar as it endeavors to assure quality and transparency.

    Companies would be held to the same standards of quality and transparency as any other manufacturer of goods and services. Warning labels, quality control, health standards, etc.
    I could not have put it better myself.
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    I could not have put it better myself.
    Erroneous! Erroneous on all counts! You are far more lucid than I...

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Erroneous! Erroneous on all counts! You are far more lucid than I...
    More lucid and easily understood because your choice in words surpasses the vocabulary level of some posters.
    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi

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