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

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    There certainly are people who want to legalize all drugs.
     
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    Me for one. Punish the criminal misuse of them by all means, but if someone wants to get high in their own home that's their business, not mine, nor the governments.
     
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    Lower prices don't lead to opioid addiction- they do facilitate it.
    Opium production in Afghanistan - Wikipedia
    While the Taliban were considered a threat both to the human rights of Afghans, and to other areas of the world by providing a sanctuary for transnational terrorists, they also demonstrated an ability to strictly enforce a moratorium on opium production. Since their overthrow in 2001, stopping their enforcement with methods including beheading, opium poppy cultivation has been steadily increasing for over the past two decades
     
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    I would be for a gradual phase in- starting with decrminalization.

    The current state by state legalization of marijuana should teach us a lot about how to best impliment legalization, and I think we could also pay attention to how Portugal has gone about it.
     
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    I think there certainly is differentiation between drugs- pot is far less dangerous than heroin or meth.

    But in general I agree- the reason to legalize drugs is not because we want people to do more drugs- the reason is because making the drugs illegal hurts more people than it helps.
     
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    The same Wikipedia article states this:

    "The Afghanistan Opium Risk Assessment 2013, issued by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, suggests that the Taliban has since 2008 been supporting farmers growing poppy, as a source of income for the insurgency."

    "As had been the case in Indochina during the Vietnam War[36] the US invasion has in fact been causal in a massive increase in opium production, the aforementioned eradication efforts being largely window dressing. A SIGAR report showed a threefold increase in area under cultivation between 2002 and 2014[37] A December 2014 UNAIDS study[38] showed an increase of 7% in one year alone."

    Opium production in Afghanistan - Wikipedia
     
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    You cannot make a logical argument for banning recreational drugs over alcohol and anything that is banned will continue to be consumed illegally. However, if you legalise recreational drugs then you give an outlet to those who wish to partake in drugs legally. All laws are compromise,
     
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    That's very interesting. Especially sense Opioid addiction is a very serious epidemic. According to the CDC:"Opioids—prescription and illicit—are the main driver of drug overdose deaths. Opioids were involved in 33,091 deaths in 2015, and opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999."Drug Overdose Death Data | Drug Overdose | CDC Injury Center Massechusetts alone increased a stagering 35.3% from '14-'15. According to Wiki 2015 saw 35,092 deaths in car crashes. Kinda puts it in perspective doesn't it?
     
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    What about access to hard drugs for children? Right now, the most abused drugs by teenagers are pot and alcohol.....which are easy to access....once harder drugs are available they will be accessible to younger and younger kids....
     
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    They already are available. The same laws apply to them as to regular alcohol laws, no child may use them legally until they are of age.
     

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