I’m curious of your views on the War On Drugs™. I will begin with a few precepts and let the debate begin.
There is no right or wrong answer, so don’t be shy.
Prohibition doesn’t work. It merely guarantees that violence will be a part of the illicit marketplace.
People who use drugs, will always find a way to get altered.
People who engage in high-risk behaviors should not be protected from themselves, at the expense of innocent lives (via illicit market violence).
Legalizing marijuana in Washington has worked out quite well. The establishments are clean, well-lit, friendly, and mostly upscale establishments.
Most illicit drugs (or their cousins) are legal for medical reasons. Why not open access to everyone on-demand?
There would be much less violence and bloodshed if the world changed it’s attitude on drug sales.
The market would have better quality controls than some redneck in his trailer in the woods.
Tax revenue from recreational drug sales could be used for rehabilitation, regulation, and enforcement of code.
Money saved not fighting drugs could be used to increase the salaries of those in law enforcement fields.
Prisons could be largely emptied.
Crime would drop almost immediately, in every city in the country.
Free people should be allowed to use their bodies as they see fit. (Keep your laws off my body.)
I don’t use drugs.