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    Re: Legalize Hard Drugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    Fist off I will take the ding here.. **** you.

    this is deeply personal, and this is why I am reluctant to share my motivations.

    Now.. I never claimed the junkies would never exist.. however, if we separate the drug problem from the criminal problem we can deal with it much more effectively. Our current policy aggravates these issues, it does nothing to treat them. A casual user with a career and a future goes in on a minor possession rap, she comes out with no hope, and no future and is depressed, and a potential drug addiction now has rocket fuel.

    I will get back to responding here.. If we were face to face you would have gotten punched in the face.. and actually i am off to go punch something now.

    I should have never responded to your question, and for the record.. yu will never get one ounce of respect from me.
    - I could write you an entire 3 page essay on how I use to be a drug addict, but I won't. What I will say is simply this - nobody goes to jail for a minor possession rap. Maybe in the 80s and maybe early 90s. But in the year 2010? No. You have to do something serious for any cop to want to take the time to do more than simply take drugs away from you.

    If that minor "possession rap" made your girlfriend want to get deeper into drugs, then I guess she didn't learn her lesson now did she? But then again, that is kind of the point - most drug addicts don't - some do - the overwhelming majority don't. It is the reason you see the streets of NYC littered with heroin addicts, crack addicts and meth users.
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    Re: Legalize Hard Drugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I wonder how many people who are for legalizing hard drugs have ever had an addict in their family that they themselves have had to deal with.
    Most of the addicts I've had to deal with (in my family) were alcoholics.

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    Re: Legalize Hard Drugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    You are basing this off the premise that drug use (hard drugs) would increase by a substantial percentage. However, i do not believe it functions @ 1:1.
    I disagree. I think we would see a substantial increase. There are 3 types of people: 1) those that will use regardless; 2) those that won't use regardless; 3) those whose use will be significantly based on the drug's legality. The potential for criminality is a deterent for these people. Without that, ateadt some will use, and with the highly addictive qualities of these substances, one will find a significant increase. Folks don't use meth "every once in a while".
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    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I think we should legalize hard drugs to remove the criminal element from drug distribution and pay for treatment with taxes. Who agrees with me?
    Neither agree nor disagree.
    This is dangerous ground, much studying is necessary.
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    What you say makes a ton of sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I disagree. I think we would see a substantial increase. There are 3 types of people: 1) those that will use regardless; 2) those that won't use regardless; 3) those whose use will be significantly based on the drug's legality. The potential for criminality is a deterrent for these people. Without that, ateadt some will use, and with the highly addictive qualities of these substances, one will find a significant increase. Folks don't use meth "every once in a while".
    Do we have any proof for this, or is proof even possible?
    At one time, all of the drugs were legal, then along came a problem. The response was to make drugs illegal.
    Did this work?

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    Re: Legalize Hard Drugs?

    Am I wrong to assume that drug addicts can't hold a job? I say we just deal with the difficulties of keeping it illegal. It really messes with our communities and our fellow citizens and should not in any way be encouraged or accepted.

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    'cuz nothing compares to weed..
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    Re: Legalize Hard Drugs?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Or maybe we've dealt with an addict. Or was one ourselves. And still happen to think that people should be free to make those choices for themselves.
    You operate under the false premise that being an addict is a choice.
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    Re: Legalize Hard Drugs?

    I used to do crystal meth in the 70's. It is so good/bad that it makes you feel like superman, at first but before you know it you lose the beginners high which turns into a living nightmare after continued use.

    Back then it was hard to come by. You usually had to know a hard core biker to get it. Once, after running out of it I found myself crawling around the carpet looking for specks of meth.

    I've seen it kill people in less than a year.

    It will make your teeth fall out.

    That's why I voted no.

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    Re: Legalize Hard Drugs?

    Honestly, I don't know why people do meth when there are much better, less dangerous drugs out there....like pot. But I'm not sure I'd tell someone they couldn't. I'd tell someone they're stupid for doing so. May as well go drink the drano that's under your sink seeing as that's one of the components of meth. But if people want to kill themselves, I say fine; don't involve others. And notify someone so that your apartment doesn't start to smell bad.
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