"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi
Now that we've established that prohibition alone doesn't lower drug use, and lifting prohibition alone will not increase drug use, what are the reasons for throwing users in jail? Because drugs are hazardous to their health? And somehow criminal charges are supposed to help them with that?
So now that I cleared up that piece of bull**** from your plank, what else you got?
Crack didnít come along because they got tough on coke anymore then hash came about because they got tough on pot. Itís simply a stronger derivative.When they got tough on cocaine, then came along crack. When they got tough on crack, then came along meth. And you call that a success??
And where did I call the drug war a success?
Their Body, Their Choice.
It's not like we're killing babies here.
Mind Your Damn Business, I'll Mind Mine.
No Constitutional basis for national drug interdictment of any form.
We can't afford the War On Drug Users.
Prohibition doesn't work. Wilson proved that.
Alcohol's legal, ... why? Marijuana is illegal, because...?
Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 05-20-09 at 01:03 PM.
It will be so costly to produce meth in a safe environment that addicts will choose to do it in their basements. They won't need biohazardous suits, costly insurance, OSHA crawling up their arse, etc, etc.
I say addicts, because the vast majority of users would switch to a cheaper, less harmful option, which means that we aren't talking about economy of scale anyway.
Then why do you post on the matter?
Economies of scale far outweigh the extra costs of safety and quality control in mass production. Legitimate sources of drugs would be far cheaper than anything illegal. The actual cost of marijuana would be around that of flour at the grocery store. Taxes would probably represent the majority of consumer costs for any legalized drug.