Re: 75 years ago, the 18th Amendment was repealed. Should we do the same for marijua
Marijuana should be legal, I'm not so sure about the others. Cocaine is highly addictive, as is crack, heroin, etc etc. Marijuana is easily grown, its a plant, and its addictive properties aren't high at all. Alcohol is more addictive then marijuana.
We can't regulate Marijuana no matter what. Cocaine and opiates, on the other hand, are grown in other countries and shipped here. If we focus solely on those drugs coming in that can't be produced here, and make the stuff that can be grown here legal, I think we would be able to cripple gangs quite severely, without have a ton of coke heads running around.
The government even gives it out for medical use to some people, who smoke it many, many times a day and live perfectly normal lives, even if the idea behind it might be challenged.
I think the reason some drugs get such a bad rep is because the people who use them, are already doing illegal things anyway. Most people who live law abiding lives will not touch any drug. Its the criminals that use them, and only the criminals, so people blame the drugs for the criminals problems. Its simply the fact that they're the only ones who will take the risk of it.
Let it be legal. No harm.
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