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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I am assuming you meant users of illegal drugs. Anally speaking, they break the criminal law when possessing and using, so yes they are criminals.

    However, I answered NO. The reason is that I took your question to be a moral/ethical question and not a legal question. What exactly is criminal about being addicted to, possessing and using illicit drugs? I am ignoring crimes committed to get the next fix for many hardcore addicts of meth, heroin, crack. How in hell did they become illegal? Scare tactics? Racially motivated?

    There is no criminal act. A drug user is not harming anyone by his behavior. Life and limb is not taken, damaged or threatened. Property is not taken or destroyed. A drug user is not a criminal. A drug user has a health problem.

    Some of these health problems are benign, like with users of marijuana and LSD and psilocybin. Others are more serious, like with meth, heroin and crack. Those benign health risks should have possession and use of the drugs made legal, taxed and regulated. Those more serious health risks should be decriminalized and treated.
    Totally agree..
    The problem is, how do we do this?
    Decriminalize the drug use, tax and control it.....old hat..
    Why do these people use drugs in the first place?
    Are they unhappy?
    Depressed?
    Angry?
    We are unable to get our lawmakers to do anything it seems....

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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    No, I'm asserting that the vast majority of people over 18 do things that are illegal.
    Then yes, the vast majority of people over 18 are criminals. You had a point?
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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Then yes, the vast majority of people over 18 are criminals. You had a point?
    It was actually a question about the standard presented. The term "criminal" loses it's impact when it applies to everyone.
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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    I wonder how long before Rush Limbaughs name crops up
    LOL ..very good

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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    You can be a legal drug addict and an illegal drug addict. I know people who have dependencies on aspirins. That is fully legal. I also know people who have dependencies on cocaine. That drug is illegal. So it depends on the drug I guess.
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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?
    No. Of course not.

    Some do commit criminal acts to support their habit.

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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    It was actually a question about the standard presented. The term "criminal" loses it's impact when it applies to everyone.
    It doesn't need to have impact, it only has to have application. Someone who breaks the law, by definition, is a criminal. Doesn't matter if that's everyone or no one, the definition still applies.
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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It doesn't need to have impact, it only has to have application. Someone who breaks the law, by definition, is a criminal. Doesn't matter if that's everyone or no one, the definition still applies.
    Works for me.

    The problem comes in that we have so many restrictive laws regarding "victimless crimes" that essentially the government has made it so that everyone's a criminal.

    That fact devalues the reason for laws.
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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?
    Other. They're not criminals for simply doing the drugs or possessing them. They're criminals if they sell them or commit some other illegal act in order to obtain them (other than simply buying).

    Note: I'm referring to how I believe the show SHOULD be, not how it is.
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    Re: Do You Think Drug Addicts Are Criminals?

    Crack kills, Luna.

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