#1 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -


#2 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10521 posts) -

No.

#3 Posted by Sumbog (481 posts) -

Legalize it brah.

RON PAUL 2012!

But for real, no they shouldn't

#4 Posted by Hailinel (23941 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

No.

Seriously. No.

#5 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Brb, smoking meth in front of a police station.

#6 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

Sure, why not.

#7 Posted by sopranosfan (1935 posts) -

I would be open to legalizing marijuana but I don't want to see legalized heroine or meth.

#8 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2838 posts) -

Some.

#9 Posted by believer258 (11668 posts) -

ALL drugs?

No. Pot might not be that bad for you, but there's some stuff out there that is really bad for you. For instance, there's a drug in Russia known as Krokodil that can cause severe damage to your skin. According to the Wiki article, the life expectancy of an addict is only two to three years.

So, not all drugs are going to kill you. But are some drugs bad? You bet your bottom fucking dollar they are.

#10 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@MooseyMcMan said:

No.

Seriously. No.

Hell no!

#11 Posted by Intro (1206 posts) -

Yeah, let the idiots who want to do meth, do meth and all die.

#12 Posted by Bucketdeth (8004 posts) -

Yes, if my great uncle Junior wants to sniff coke and shoot heroin it should be his choice.

#13 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

Skuma will fuck a mother up

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#14 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

No

#15 Posted by AnxiousTube (180 posts) -

An individual should not be restrained from doing anything they want to do, as long as it is not harming another person.

#16 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

No.

#17 Posted by Beforet (2912 posts) -

Yes. Government has no place telling anyone what to do with their bodies. Information is cheap, and if someone fucks themselves up then, at this point, its their own fault.

Restrict the bad stuff though, so that kids who get into their parents wallets don't kill themselves, though I'd wish we could trust retailers to use better judgement in those cases.

#18 Posted by TheCableKid (206 posts) -

Hey man Portugal is doing ok with it.

#19 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

Yes. Legalize it, regulate it and control it. Accessibility to drugs is a minor reason for why more people aren't on some form of dope. Mind you, I don't want to see Budweiser Meth Lite commercials on during the super bowl. I said legalize it, not encourage it. Give people access to clean, cheap and safe ways to get high and you'll have less people living off the government dime because they smoked tainted rock and ended up with brain damage. Not to mention all the money being wasted on trying to stop drugs from getting into this country illegally could instead be spent on making sure people aren't shooting up bleach and snorting baby powder.

Bottom line - people want to get high and no amount of law enforcement is ever going to change that. Instead of fighting the inevitable, it would be smarter to deal with reality. Legalizing drugs would all but end street corner thugs dealing death by the ounce. Why go buy garbage when you can go to a licensed dope merchant that sells clean, poison free merchandise?

#20 Posted by jking47 (1209 posts) -

Sure, let the stoners have what they want and let the meth addicts kill themselves, sounds fine to me. You should be able to make the right decisions about what you put in your own body.

#21 Posted by fox01313 (5063 posts) -

Go watch a few certain episodes of Star Trek Next Generation & Sliders where they kind of address this with the whole planet being addicted to drugs, there's just too many dangerous drugs out there that would mess up society more if they were legal to take (as more people would be taking them).

#22 Posted by SuperSambo (2853 posts) -

Weed? Yes

Other drugs? Hmm... Legalising it and making it prescription only, slowly weening you off seems like something that should at least be tested.

#23 Posted by VisariLoyalist (2990 posts) -

@jking47 said:

Sure, let the stoners have what they want and let the meth addicts kill themselves, sounds fine to me. You should be able to make the right decisions about what you put in your own body.

RAW MILK!!!! RAW MILK!!!! that's all I hear when I read this.

#24 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

No

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#25 Posted by sopranosfan (1935 posts) -

@AnxiousTube said:

An individual should not be restrained from doing anything they want to do, as long as it is not harming another person.

The problem is that people that use drugs like Meth and Heroine will steal to keep doing the drugs.

#26 Posted by Subjugation (4718 posts) -

No. People have proven time and again that they just don't have the capacity to act responsibly.

#27 Edited by spartanlolz92 (511 posts) -

ye@jking47 said:

Sure, let the stoners have what they want and let the meth addicts kill themselves, sounds fine to me. You should be able to make the right decisions about what you put in your own body.

yeah and then will have to foot the medical bills in taxes when they go to the hospital for over dosing

#28 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -

The trouble is people mistaking "people should do drugs" with "drugs should be legal." They are not the same thing.

#29 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -
@Subjugation

No. People have proven time and again that they just don't have the capacity to act responsibly.

This argument doesnt make since, so because people cant act responsibly, other people will make a decision about weather you can use drugs or not.
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#30 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

@sopranosfan said:

@AnxiousTube said:

An individual should not be restrained from doing anything they want to do, as long as it is not harming another person.

The problem is that people that use drugs like Meth and Heroine will steal to keep doing the drugs.

they do that now. people steal for all kinds of reasons besides buying illicit drugs. hell, people steal so they can have beer money.

@fox01313 said:

Go watch a few certain episodes of Star Trek Next Generation & Sliders where they kind of address this with the whole planet being addicted to drugs, there's just too many dangerous drugs out there that would mess up society more if they were legal to take (as more people would be taking them).

There are plenty of places where pot is legal. Not surprisingly, not everyone in those places is a pot head.

#31 Posted by SadPatrol (499 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@Hailinel said:

@MooseyMcMan said:

No.

Seriously. No.

Hell no!

FUCK NO!!

#32 Posted by theoldhouse (439 posts) -

@jking47: I presume you don't smoke or drink as both of those are more dangerous than weed.

#33 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -
@BionicRadd

@sopranosfan said:

@AnxiousTube said:

An individual should not be restrained from doing anything they want to do, as long as it is not harming another person.

The problem is that people that use drugs like Meth and Heroine will steal to keep doing the drugs.

they do that now. people steal for all kinds of reasons besides buying illicit drugs. hell, people steal so they can have beer money.

@fox01313 said:

Go watch a few certain episodes of Star Trek Next Generation & Sliders where they kind of address this with the whole planet being addicted to drugs, there's just too many dangerous drugs out there that would mess up society more if they were legal to take (as more people would be taking them).

There are plenty of places where pot is legal. Not surprisingly, not everyone in those places is a pot head.

Not everyone there is a pothead, your right, but those places smell horrible.
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#34 Posted by DarthOrange (3851 posts) -
#35 Posted by cyraxible (682 posts) -

They should be decriminalized. Incarcerating addicts does them no good and just gives the connections that they might otherwise not have. Addicts should be treated not punished.

Portugal has decriminalized drugs and it has only done the country good.

Some should be legalized. Marijuana for example.

Also, whoever is saying that just because they're "bad for you" is incredibly naive.

#36 Posted by Bwast (1342 posts) -

Yes or no. Only 2 answers to this question.

#37 Posted by Bigheart711 (1252 posts) -

Not at all. Most of those things are very dangerous and should never be used at all.

#38 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

People deserve some degree of protection from themselves, especially when it comes to substances that are specifically designed to override our reasoning skills.

Like everyone else I'm OK with pot being legal. I have no interest in doing it, so I feel like that gives my opinion some form of weight.

#39 Posted by benspyda (2030 posts) -

No I don't think that'll help. Drug addiction affects more than just the person who is addicted to it.

#40 Posted by killacam (1284 posts) -

I'm not too knowledgeable about the finer details, but when Portugal was faced with an addiction epidemic they conducted a little experiment in which they made all illicit substances legal. And, it worked. They had a complete societal turnaround, and it goes to show that America's take on the situation (essentially the polar opposite of Portugal) is just not be the way to go.

America's system is based around criminalizing sick people, and sending them to jail only propagates an endless and expensive cycle that could better be dealt with by giving these people the tools they need to battle the demon that is addiction. When it comes to dealing with addiction the people that run this continent are clueless, idiotic, and spineless, and have changed virtually nothing about policies that were created over 50 years ago even in the face of the myriad research that has been done on the the subject since.

#41 Edited by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -

@fox01313 said:

Go watch a few certain episodes of Star Trek Next Generation & Sliders where they kind of address this with the whole planet being addicted to drugs, there's just too many dangerous drugs out there that would mess up society more if they were legal to take (as more people would be taking them).

@spartanlolz92 said:

ye@jking47 said:

Sure, let the stoners have what they want and let the meth addicts kill themselves, sounds fine to me. You should be able to make the right decisions about what you put in your own body.

yeah and then will have to foot the medical bills in taxes when they go to the hospital for over dosing

@Subjugation said:

No. People have proven time and again that they just don't have the capacity to act responsibly.

@SuperSambo said:

Weed? Yes

Other drugs? Hmm... Legalising it and making it prescription only, slowly weening you off seems like something that should at least be tested.

SuperSambo, it has, in fact, been tested:

The people that want to do drugs are already doing drugs. Drug laws stop almost no one, and just put people in jail that shouldn't be in jail. Assuming drug use will go up is a rather foolish assumption. Portugal legalized drugs ten years ago, and today drug use has gotten radically out of... stability? Yep; drug use has gone down.

Then, when you consider the slaughtering that's going on in Mexico, right in the middle of tourist spots, all because of drugs; when you consider all the otherwise-innocent people in prison amongst rapers and murderers; you start to wonder if your negative stance on the legalization of drugs is actually the rational one.

Edit: That "the slaughtering" link is highly NSFW/NSFL

#42 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

@benspyda said:

No I don't think that'll help. Drug addiction affects more than just the person who is addicted to it.

That has no bearing on the discussion. The question isnt "should people do drugs?" most people who don't do drugs or know someone suffering from addiction would agree that drugs are bad and no one should do them. However, people should not be going to prison for wanting to get high.

#43 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -
@BionicRadd

@benspyda said:

No I don't think that'll help. Drug addiction affects more than just the person who is addicted to it.

That has no bearing on the discussion. The question isnt "should people do drugs?" most people who don't do drugs or know someone suffering from addiction would agree that drugs are bad and no one should do them. However, people should not be going to prison for wanting to get high.

Hes giving the reasion he is saying no, I dont see how it has "no bearing"
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#44 Posted by WilliamHenry (1201 posts) -

@fox01313 said:

Go watch a few certain episodes of Star Trek Next Generation & Sliders where they kind of address this with the whole planet being addicted to drugs, there's just too many dangerous drugs out there that would mess up society more if they were legal to take (as more people would be taking them).

That argument is completely invalid. Just because it would be legal to do them doesn't mean more people would. Alcohol and tobacco are legal, does everyone drink and smoke? Of course not. Honestly, how many people are out there saying "boy, I sure wish I could do some heroine, but too bad its illegal"? People who want to do drugs are going to do them regardless. Decriminalizing them and regulating them will only help improve society.

#45 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -
@FunExplosions

@fox01313 said:

Go watch a few certain episodes of Star Trek Next Generation & Sliders where they kind of address this with the whole planet being addicted to drugs, there's just too many dangerous drugs out there that would mess up society more if they were legal to take (as more people would be taking them).

@spartanlolz92 said:

ye@jking47 said:

Sure, let the stoners have what they want and let the meth addicts kill themselves, sounds fine to me. You should be able to make the right decisions about what you put in your own body.

yeah and then will have to foot the medical bills in taxes when they go to the hospital for over dosing

@Subjugation said:

No. People have proven time and again that they just don't have the capacity to act responsibly.

@SuperSambo said:

Weed? Yes

Other drugs? Hmm... Legalising it and making it prescription only, slowly weening you off seems like something that should at least be tested.

SuperSambo, it has, in fact, been tested:

The people that want to do drugs are already doing drugs. Drug laws stop almost no one, and just put people in jail that shouldn't be in jail. Assuming drug use will go up is a rather foolish assumption. Portugal legalized drugs ten years ago, and today drug use has gotten radically out of... stability? Yep; drug use has gone down.

Then, when you consider the slaughtering that's going on in Mexico, right in the middle of tourist spots, all because of drugs; when you consider all the otherwise-innocent people in prison amongst rapers and murderers; you start to wonder if your negative stance on the legalization of drugs is actually the rational one.

Causation dose not equal Correlation
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#46 Posted by mlarrabee (2887 posts) -

That's a tough decision. I lean towards a restrictive yes. Do what you want, but your reproductive rights may be revoked while you're a user. Maybe businesses can legally deny entrance or service.

Do what you want to your own body and mind, but you won't get the opportunity to ruin any offspring or cause other people to have to deal with you.

#47 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -

@Dagbiker: Jesus, man. Read more of my comment other than the part you want to see.

#48 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -
@Dagbiker
@FunExplosions

@fox01313 said:

Go watch a few certain episodes of Star Trek Next Generation & Sliders where they kind of address this with the whole planet being addicted to drugs, there's just too many dangerous drugs out there that would mess up society more if they were legal to take (as more people would be taking them).

@spartanlolz92 said:

ye@jking47 said:

Sure, let the stoners have what they want and let the meth addicts kill themselves, sounds fine to me. You should be able to make the right decisions about what you put in your own body.

yeah and then will have to foot the medical bills in taxes when they go to the hospital for over dosing

@Subjugation said:

No. People have proven time and again that they just don't have the capacity to act responsibly.

@SuperSambo said:

Weed? Yes

Other drugs? Hmm... Legalising it and making it prescription only, slowly weening you off seems like something that should at least be tested.

SuperSambo, it has, in fact, been tested:

The people that want to do drugs are already doing drugs. Drug laws stop almost no one, and just put people in jail that shouldn't be in jail. Assuming drug use will go up is a rather foolish assumption. Portugal legalized drugs ten years ago, and today drug use has gotten radically out of... stability? Yep; drug use has gone down.

Then, when you consider the slaughtering that's going on in Mexico, right in the middle of tourist spots, all because of drugs; when you consider all the otherwise-innocent people in prison amongst rapers and murderers; you start to wonder if your negative stance on the legalization of drugs is actually the rational one.

Causation dose not equal Correlation
Sorry I got that backwords Correlation dose not equal Causation
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#49 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

I dont see the difference from having a beer and having a joint. Yes Marijuana should be legalized so people can indulge without being classified a criminal.

#50 Posted by Fajita_Jim (1463 posts) -

Pot is fine.

The problem with something like opiates or meth is when the user can't afford any more. The physical need is great enough that they are willing to do most anything to most anybody to fill that need, and that's when a victimless crime starts affecting innocent people.