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  •  The drug war isn't working. (19+ / 0-)

    Anyone who wants to take a given drug can find it easily enough. People who don't take drugs generally don't want to take drugs, and wouldn't if drugs were legal.

    Problems like meth are because drugs are illegal. If speed were legal, people would take tablets of amphetamine made by pharmaceutical companies, rather than some poison cooked up by an idiot in their kitchen. Meth became popular because the DEA cracked down on the diversion of "diet pills" to the black market.

    Prohibition didn't stop the drinking. Yes, alcoholism is a problem, but liquor dealers don't shoot it out on the street over their sales area. Drunks don't have to break into houses to support a habit that costs hundreds of dollars a day. Legalization allows control. Prohibition gives money to organized crime.

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:25:27 AM PST

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    •  Legalization not only allows control (1+ / 0-)
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      It also makes lots of information available so people can know the signs of getting carried away.

      Too many go into using drugs without knowing how to do them safely. Having them be legal makes it easier to figure it out.

      Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

      by splashy on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 01:35:09 PM PST

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