Prohibition = drug anarchy
legalization = drug control
Drugs are too dangerous to allow to be regulated by unscrupulous criminals, legalization could and would get drugs out of the hands of children, decimate gang income, power, allure, and recruitment of children, destroy the black market, and the associated crimes, violence, and porous borders, it would free police resources to tackle and solve violent crimes, as well as significantly lower our prison populations, it would save billions of tax dollars annually, it would create an environment where people would feel comfortable seeking treatment when they have a problem, and also a means to pay for the treatment, across the board legalization is a net gain for soceity.
After that brief stream of though explanation of some salient points I am taking the lazy way out and posting from the LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) site that my signature links to, I am firmly behind their mission and their message, I want drugs legal because they are dangerous, too dangerous to keep illegal, unregulated, and UNCONTROLLED.
I encourage people to look at the link in my signature, and to browse through the site a bit (yes it is an ugly site look at the publications by leap members, perhaps even look up some you tube videos from leap - hmm I might include one, but this is going to be a lengthy post now.. ohh well, hopefully it can undo some of the damage done by the OP and others here:
A few great publications from LEAP members:
LEAP - Publications Publications COPS SAY LEGALIZE DRUGS!
And the video from them I mentioned:Originally Posted by LEAP
[nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LayaGk0TMDc"]YouTube- Law Enforcement Against Prohibition[/nomedia]