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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    I don't think drug use is inherently wrong, no. But by legal definition, illicit drug users are criminals. Reading a bit further into the question, though, I voted No. I assume you were asking whether or not we believe they should be automatically deemed a criminal.

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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    It is not illegal to BE a drug addict, and this by itself should in no way be construed as being criminal.

    It is illegal to PROCURE many drugs that are feeding these addictions, thus it forces an addict to deal in a criminal product and market.

    Drug addicts are forced into their criminality to feed their addiction, which only exacerbates a situation that is already seemingly hopeless and inescapable.

    Our approach to controlling our drug problems by making drugs criminal exacerbate a situation that is already extremely problematic.
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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    depends on the drug, if they're addicted to tobacco or alcohol, then they're not criminals, if they're addicted to heroin or cocaine, then they're criminals 'cause its illegal to posses said drugs
    Same as the above.
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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    Drug users are certainly criminals where such drug use is illegal. That's not debatable.
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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    It is not illegal to BE a drug addict, and this by itself should in no way be construed as being criminal.

    It is illegal to PROCURE many drugs that are feeding these addictions, thus it forces an addict to deal in a criminal product and market.

    Drug addicts are forced into their criminality to feed their addiction, which only exacerbates a situation that is already seemingly hopeless and inescapable.

    Our approach to controlling our drug problems by making drugs criminal exacerbate a situation that is already extremely problematic.
    I was SO right there with you til the "Drug addicts are forced into their criminality to feed their addiction" part.

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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    Drug addicts are people with weak will power. they have addictive personalities. and they give drugs a bad name. --I've sampled most everything, and other than Skoal, have no addiction to anything. Got to have at least one vice I figure. the Law makes them Criminals. But if drugs were legal, they would not be. Nor would they need to resort to a life of crime to obtain the drugs they have become addicted to.
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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    Since the question was general, and included every type of drug addict that can exist, I have to say "no". Not all drugs are illegal, so one cannot say all drug addicts are criminals.
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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    It is not illegal to BE a drug addict, and this by itself should in no way be construed as being criminal.

    It is illegal to PROCURE many drugs that are feeding these addictions, thus it forces an addict to deal in a criminal product and market.

    Drug addicts are forced into their criminality to feed their addiction, which only exacerbates a situation that is already seemingly hopeless and inescapable.

    Our approach to controlling our drug problems by making drugs criminal exacerbate a situation that is already extremely problematic.
    Amen brother!
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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Drug users are certainly criminals where such drug use is illegal. That's not debatable.
    Doesn't that standard basically mean the vast majority of people over the age of 18 are criminals?
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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    Quote Originally Posted by jr602az View Post
    Hello everybody

    Do you think that drug addicts are criminals & why?
    Only if they do criminal things, to for example score drugs.
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