View Poll Results: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

Voters
82. You may not vote on this poll
  • 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%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 7 of 30 FirstFirst ... 5678917 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 70 of 294

Thread: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

  1. #61
    Dorset Patriot
    Wessexman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Sydney, Australia(but my heart is back in Dorset.)
    Last Seen
    04-04-14 @ 01:37 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    8,233

    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau View Post
    Yeah, I am quite aware of that, I was just informing the OP that it far more likely that it was the APAP that killed his friend than the opiates. And the APAP is only an ingredient because of prohibition and psychotic drug war strategies.
    I was just giving offering advise should it ever come in handy.
    "It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke

  2. #62
    User Thoreau's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Last Seen
    09-17-09 @ 06:48 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    102

    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I think the families of those who took the theoretical drug might disagree.
    The drug war breaks apart families and stigmatizes the addicted as a criminal less likely to seek and follow through with treatment. The alternative is far greater for those with drug problems. Any drug counselor will tell you that you cannot cure an addiction for someone who does not want it for themselves. What is a better environment for breaking an addiction, a jail or prison cell, or around your family and loved ones?
    Last edited by Thoreau; 05-18-09 at 09:05 PM.

  3. #63
    Sage
    Dav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Virginia
    Last Seen
    04-16-16 @ 12:36 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    5,539

    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau View Post
    The drug war breaks apart families and stigmatizes the addicted as a criminal less likely to seek and follow through with treatment. The alternative is far greater for those with drug problems. Any drug counselor will tell you that you cannot cure an addiction for someone who does not want it for themselves. What is a better environment for breaking an addiction, a jail or prison cell, or around your family and loved ones?
    What if we made an exception for it being illegal if the user sought professional help?

  4. #64
    User Thoreau's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Last Seen
    09-17-09 @ 06:48 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    102

    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    I was just giving offering advise should it ever come in handy.
    Cold water extraction, yeah I know about it. Probably a good idea for those who are taking pills for persisting chronic pain over a long period of time, easier on the liver.

  5. #65
    User Thoreau's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Last Seen
    09-17-09 @ 06:48 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    102

    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    What if we made an exception for it being illegal if the user sought professional help?
    The problem with the Drug War is that if a family does not throw out a drug using family member into the street, they could also face criminal prosecution, such as asset forfeiture.

    My opinion is less about freedom as much as I just do not believe the laws work, period. The drug black market is a hydra, cut off one of the heads and two more fill its place. The benefits of actually controlling the drugs through regulation far out weigh the health and social costs. Drug prohibition profits funds gang activity, international crime syndicates, terror groups, dictators, fuels corruption in law enforcement and government, leads to racial disparities in sentencing, prison overcrowding and all this barely scratches the surface of how deep the damage goes. Not to mention how much the drug war costs the tax payer, last time I checked it was 64 billion with a B, per year.
    Last edited by Thoreau; 05-18-09 at 09:22 PM.

  6. #66
    King Of The Dog Pound

    Black Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    South Florida
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    30,741

    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    All the drugs listed should be legal. I am an adult and I own my own body. What I decide to put into it is my own business and not the governments.

    Now with that being said; I don't use any illegal drugs because I chose not to. Not because of the law.

    As long as they do not infringe on someone else's rights including the unborn, it should be legal.


    No Lives Matter

  7. #67
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    United States
    Last Seen
    01-21-16 @ 11:21 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    51,124

    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    What about highly addictive drugs such as tobacco?
    Tobacco is not nearly as addictive or deadly as hard chemicals like meth, so while I see the merit in your point bringing up tobacco, imo tobacco is not as evil as meth.

  8. #68
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    United States
    Last Seen
    01-21-16 @ 11:21 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    51,124

    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    As much as I agree with the intention of this post, blanket statements that you can put whatever you like in your body that act as if 30% of the population being meth or heroin addicts would be fine and dandy are silly, but the way you put it makes it very ironic; as if that statement is going to win over many of the more diehard, "its their body", libertarians.

    Somehow calling them loosertarians doesn't seem likely to win them over imho.
    I wasn't trying to win them over, but beat them down.

    My comment was meant to rub salt in the wounds of Loosertarians everywhere, to make their failure hurt that much more. Either your politics are weak and need to die, or they need to get their **** together and start doing something productive.

    It's my typical reaction to one-liner political views.

    While I agree that I am walking a fine line here, my commentary is not meant to be personal.
    Last edited by Jerry; 05-18-09 at 10:31 PM.

  9. #69
    Sage
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Seen
    08-27-09 @ 06:41 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    6,344

    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Tobacco is not nearly as addictive or deadly as hard chemicals like meth, so while I see the merit in your point bringing up tobacco, imo tobacco is not as evil as meth.
    Which causes more fatalities?

    Also, do you have case studies to support the relative estimations of addictiveness?

  10. #70
    Dorset Patriot
    Wessexman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Sydney, Australia(but my heart is back in Dorset.)
    Last Seen
    04-04-14 @ 01:37 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    8,233

    Re: Which drugs should be legalized for recreational use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I wasn't trying to win them over, but beat them down.

    My comment was meant to rub salt in the wounds of Loosertarians everywhere, to make their failure hurt that much more. Either your politics are weak and need to die, or they need to get their **** together and start doing something productive.

    It's my typical reaction to one-liner political views.
    Okay, if that was your wish then beat away.

    Personally I think there are different kinds of libertarians, even using the American narrow meaning, it is the atomistic individualists that are the problem. There are better sorts, even among the American style so to speak.
    Last edited by Wessexman; 05-18-09 at 10:34 PM.
    "It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke

Page 7 of 30 FirstFirst ... 5678917 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •