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Re^4: Do you smoke tobacco?

by holli (Abbot)
on May 15, 2005 at 08:38 UTC ( #457178=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Do you smoke tobacco?
in thread Do you smoke tobacco?

An extension of the argument you put forward is to legalise all narcotics. I wish I could be sure that you would baulk at such an idea.
Well, I do. All substances should be legally available. Who is the government to tell me what I am allowed to shoot/smoke/sniff? I'm mature and the only one who is responsible for me.

Besides that, the criminilization of drugs leads to all the known consequences, like overcrowded jails, courts & police not able to follow important cases because of overload, etc.

I know I am pretty alone with this opinion. In discussions with friends/family I always earn irritated glances when I say "Solving the drug problem? Legalise everything.".

holli, /regexed monk/

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Re^5: Do you smoke tobacco?
by macPerl (Beadle) on May 23, 2005 at 14:00 UTC



    Just reponded to an earlier post without spotting this was here too!

    If I had seen this first, I wouldn't have responded to either

    Now I've waste both our time but responding to both! Sorry!

      You miss the fact that all attempts where narcotics were legalized, under medical control, actually lead to a drop of the number of addicted persons. I do not mean that everything should be allowed to be sold on the streets. Pure repression does not help at all!

      Sorry if this wasn't clear.

      holli, /regexed monk/

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