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  • Marijuana

    67 81.71%
  • Cocaine

    36 43.90%
  • LSD

    38 46.34%
  • Meth

    30 36.59%
  • Prescription drugs

    33 40.24%
  • Psychedelic mushrooms

    44 53.66%
  • Ecstasy

    35 42.68%
  • Opium

    38 46.34%
  • other

    28 34.15%
  • None of the above

    14 17.07%
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    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Again, no one is advocating drug abuse or alcoholism. Education is the only way to stop abuse problems, not law enforcement,.
    I am not going to seriously argue whether or not any drugs should be legalized. I expressed my opinion in the other thread, the position was unpopular(not that that will change my position or stop me arguing in itself), and it's not a strong issue to me. Mostly I don't care much. But...

    The above quoted statement sounds good, until examined. If education will work to stop drug abuse problems, then most of the law enforcement needs in that direction would go away with proper education. Further, the fact that people are willing to risk legal jeopardy is a strong indication just how addictive even minor drugs like marijuana is.

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    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    I've never really understood this discussion.

    Didn't like half of all Chinese become addicted to opium when it was legal?

    Why would we want a country full of drug addicts?

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    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    I've never really understood this discussion.

    Didn't like half of all Chinese become addicted to opium when it was legal?

    Why would we want a country full of drug addicts?
    At one time, easily half of our country was addicted to tobacco. Now we know better. Same with opium.
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    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Cyanide, to be rid of people who need drugs to get by.
    Most people need something to get by. That's why religion is so popular. Try looking at things objectively, it's an eye opener.
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    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    I've never really understood this discussion.

    Didn't like half of all Chinese become addicted to opium when it was legal?

    Why would we want a country full of drug addicts?
    We already have a country full of addicts. Whether it's television, gambling, nicotine, shopping... Everyone has a vice.
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    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    This is a spin off from the other poll.

    Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Marijuana
    Cocaine
    LSD
    Meth
    Prescription drugs
    Psychedelic mushrooms
    Ecstasy
    Opium
    other
    None of the above
    Any drug that isn't physically addicting should be legalized.

    Physically addicting drugs should require a prescription. Addiction is a very serious disease and drug addiction should be treated as such. All one need do is look at what happened in China or any other country racked by addictive drug use to understand the effects.

    One of our government's job is to protect us. They protect us from violence, fraud, and even infectious diseases. Likewise, the government must take measures to protect its citizens from addiction. This doesn't mean a ban, it simply means it must be controlled and regulated. The history and consequences of addiction speaks for itself as a compelling reason for restricting some personal liberty. The laissez-faire approach to drugs is as nave and impractical to society as an anarchist's ideals are to government and law. Regulation and oversight is the key, not prohibition or carte blanche discretion.
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    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    We already have a country full of addicts. Whether it's television, gambling, nicotine, shopping... Everyone has a vice.
    If you have ever known someone who was addicted to drugs then you'd understand that its worlds apart from silly mental addictions like shopping or television or even gambling. The difference in degree and effects on the individual are without comparison.
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    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    If you have ever known someone who was addicted to drugs then you'd understand that its worlds apart from silly mental addictions like shopping or television or even gambling. The difference in degree and effects on the individual are without comparison.
    Emotion aside, all of those things are addictions. They are easily comparable. I will certainly agree that drug addiction is far more lethal and important than a shopping addiction, but any one of those things I mentioned could destroy lives.
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    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    I guess the only good answer is to study other countries that have done it. Here's the first link I found:

    Drugs in Portugal: Did Decriminalization Work? - TIME

    This relates to Portugal in says in part:

    The paper, published by Cato in April, found that in the five years after personal possession was decriminalized, illegal drug use among teens in Portugal declined and rates of new HIV infections caused by sharing of dirty needles dropped, while the number of people seeking treatment for drug addiction more than doubled.

    (I view the increase in people seeking treatment as a positive effect)



    Any other such links? (pro or con)

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    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    For those who are pro-drug legalization:

    Let's say there is a drug that has a 100% fatality rate. If you take it, you get temendously high, after which you always die. Obviously, since all the users are dead its use cannot be banned. My question is, would you support the legalization of the sale of this drug?

    Don't mean to hijack the thread, just curious.

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