Mar 24, 17 / Ari 27, 01 16:14 UTC
Re: Legal/illegal Drug policy ¶
OOoh! An honest chance for debate! AWESOME!
I wholeheartedly disagree and would say we should do the opposite, legalize everything and make certain that everything is properly identified and made as clean and pure as possible for consumption.
Humans are exceptionally adaptable creatures. If you deny them something they desire, they will find other ways of getting it, with increased measures of danger depending on their desire to obtain it. Thus, if a person desires a self-destructive or recreational chemical, they will go to great lengths (even to the danger of other citizens) to obtain it.
While your desired outcome is commendable, I believe the method is somewhat shortsighted. You cannot stop people from wanting, but you can make certain that when they get what they want, that they do the least amount of damage to both themselves and others. Those desiring to 'kick the habit' can voluntarily engage in rehabilitation, which would include the inability to 'purchase' (or however our economy will work) any recreational chemicals during the duration of their rehabilitation. If they self-destruct (i.e. die) due to their reliance on a given chemical, we shall mourn our loss and learn better from it.
Disclaimer: I have never done any form of recreational pharmaceutical (and will not, because I like my mind unfettered), legal or illegal. I do not smoke tobacco or drink alcohol (and will not, because it tastes awful). I believe that doing drugs in any form is foolish, unless specifically directed to by a licensed physician.