Legalize Drugs, Why?

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    A first-ever drug analysis of drivers killed in car crashes found one in three tested positive for drugs in 2009, the Office of National Drug Control Policy reported Tuesday.

    Gil Kerlikowske, director of the National Drug Control Policy, said the percentage was alarming and should serve as a wakeup call.

    “We have not paid very much attention to the drugged driving issue,” Kerlikowske, President Obama’s so-called drug czar, told CNN. “It is a significant problem.”

    Kerlikowske said he wanted to raise awareness not only of the dangers of driving under the influence of illegal drugs, but of getting behind the wheel while taking powerful prescription or over-the-counter medications.

    As part of a Fatal Accident Reporting System, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration tests drivers killed in crashes for narcotics, stimulants, depressants, marijuana, hallucinogens, PCP, anabolic steroids and inhalants. These include illegal drugs, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines.

    Drugs common in fatal car crashes – The Chart - CNN.com Blogs
     
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    Umm did you notice this is happening while drugs are ILLEAGAL?
     
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    Not sayin' it isn't dangerous to drive on drugs but most drugs are still detectable in your system days after you take them so I'm taking the 1 in 3 figure with a big grain of salt.
     
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    Additionally, citing this study as an argument against legalizing drugs when the numbers include prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs is whack.
     
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    So keeping them illegal is really getting the job done, I see.
    God forbid we legalize them, and be able to regulate them.
     
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    driving while under the influence of alcohol used to be (and perhaps still is) the most likely cause for vehicular accidents....

    yet.....drinking alcohol is NOT illegal.

    when it comes to alcohol the law makers were RATIONAL enough to make laws AGAINST DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE but NOT against DRINKING ALCOHOL

    the same rational and logical laws should apply to drugs

    your lack of rational reasoning skills (on SOME issues) is always a big disappointment to me.
     
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    FTA-The Office of National Drug Control Policy did not provide a breakdown of the drugs found in drivers who died in accidents....

    Gee I wonder why?

    I approve of legalizing all drugs for recreational use. I do not approve of driving while under the influence of any drug.
     
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    Because the silly-assed and utterly failed "war" on (some) drugs is no more than a big welfare program for cops (federal state and local), do-gooder ONDCP bureaucrats and the prison-industrial complex...That's why.

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    With drugs illegal, those who are illegally doping are also more likely to illegally drive intoxicated. Your article is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    The majority of people who are wise enough to not drive drunk or doped, will not be regularly purchasing illegal narcotics. Legalize drugs, and these people will still avoid driving drunk/doped...leaving the automobile fatality rate virtually unchanged.
     

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