CDZ So...we legalize all drugs...then what?

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    Another reason the heroin epidemic blossomed the last ten years is that the last administration eased off on wiping out the Taliban, whose major source of income is heroin production.
     
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    Well its an interesting question.

    How many burglaries are being committed by alcoholics and cigarette smokers to get their drugs?
    That would give a us a baseline to work with.

    Portugal has gone the farthest along this path- and generally it has worked well.
    https://www.drugpolicy.org/sites/default/files/DPA_Fact_Sheet_Portugal_Decriminalization_Feb2015.pdf
     
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    How did that lead to more Americans being addicted to opiates?
     
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    I look on the drug war as a way of slowing down on natural selection. However recently a child down state apparently died through accidental contact with that super powerful synthetic opiate Fent-something.
     
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    The exact same argument was the reason why it took 13 years to repeal prohibition. But, we saw the argument was ill founded. Yes, people have been and continue to destroy their lives with alcohol. On any given night, I have to deal with twice as many alcohol affected violence issues as drug affected ones. And people will continue to destroy their lives with drugs just as before. But, as with alcohol in the past, no one today who wants to take drugs is stopped by drug laws. The number of users will not sky-rocket just as they didn't sky-rocket after prohibition (as was the warning)

    If recreational drugs become legal, the first thing that happens is a multi-Billion dollar illegal trade responsible for death and destruction is put out of business overnight. Gang violence which is primarily over control of the illegal trade disappears.

    Also, as with alcohol, a sanctioned trade in drugs becomes subject to quality control, dosage consistency, and sales regulations. Overdoses and the associated strain on the medical community will be reduced.
     
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    who is saying "all drugs" should be legalized?
     
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    Less pressure on the Taliban during Obama's Presidency, led to higher production and lower prices. I saw an increase in heroin usage after GW sent troops to Afghanistan, but nothing like the last 8 years.
     
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    Why not...if you legalize one, why ban the others? What would be the reason?
     
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    no one is saying you should legalize all drugs, though. your premise is false

    seems if you want to limit a conversation to the CDZ... you should start with an actual point of disagreement i
     
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    I wasn't being sarcastic. I just wondered if there might be another reason.
     

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