We are losing war on drugs why don't we legalize drugs?

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    I think all this money on war on drugs is ridiculous. You know what if people want smoke pot, they want to snort cocaine, want to take meth its their right to do with their body what they want.

    I have never taken drugs in my life, besides smoking cigs and drinking, but I think the war on drugs is a losing battle. I see profit money can be made off by legitimate businesses off the sale of drugs instead of that money going to the black market. Also the drugs would be much safer regulated by the government.

    We arrest people all the time for smoking pot or having it on them, when even a presidential candidate admitted to smoking it. The war on drugs is silly. It's costing too much money locking people up. If they are on drugs and commit crimes or cause traffic accidents ok they need to be prosecuted, otherwise I say just leave them alone and let them do with their bodies what they choose to do.
     
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    Yep, do it! Legalize the whole fucking lot!

    Pot helps people but if you choose to do other nastier drugs,. Well, it is your fault!
     
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    Agree

    And while you're at it, legalize all guns.
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    Of course, drugs and guns go well together.
     
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    Pot sure.

    Other drugs? I'm for treating it like a disease rather than just throwing someone in jail to rot. However, I'm not really for the government getting into the hardcore drug business. In the end heroin, cocaine and meth serve absolutely no purpose in society. Well...maybe a little coke, I mean you have to try it at least once, right?

    But, besides that, many people on drugs are so because of personal mental health issues and drugs are only going to make it worse, for them and everyone around them. So, while I understand the notion of decriminalizing drugs as long prison sentences haven't done anything, I'm not so sure I want to get all libertarian on them either.
     
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    If you want to see a successful war on drugs, it's Singapore. Not us.
     
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    Yeah, but they don't take kindly to public drunkeness and I'd hate to see your ass get caned.
     
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    All we've done by prohibiting them is create a violent and deadly black market.
     
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    That's true, I have no argument with that though I think drug violence is usually between those who are in the illegal drug business.

    What about those who steal or prostitute themselves for their addictions? It's still going to cost them to buy drugs and those really bad off still aren't going to have the money. Are you prepared to pay for their drugs?
     
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    I lived in Singapore for ten years. Yes, they they have very little drug problems. They have the death penalty for drug trafficking, but so does Malaysia, Indonesia, China and ten other countries.

    They are also a tiny island with just over 5 million people and an almost totalitarian police control. I wouldn't exactly hold Singapore up as a Libertarian ideal.

    Our country had a disastrous flirtation with the prohibition of alcohol and have been embarked on an equally disastrous prohibition on drugs since the 1960's. Trillions of dollars, thousands of deaths, millions of Americans with criminal records, on a frightfully ineffective attempt to keep people from using recreational drugs.

    Time to call it quits and stop trying to criminalize pleasure.
     

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