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Should drugs be legal and regulated?

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Tropez

This is one of the most controversial and extreme ideas. The prohibition of drugs like marijuana, cocaine, LSD, shrooms, etc have caused millions of lives from the War on Drugs, increased crime globally, increased corruption, unfairly targeted the poor and minorities. 
 

The drug trade in North and South America is massive, and have contributed to the vast suffering of human lives. 
 

Some say the only option would be to legalize all drugs, and heavily regulate them. Which can put an end to the War on Drugs, drug related crimes, alleviate poverty, and offer better support to drug addicted individuals, on top of that it can run drug cartels out of business. 
 

However, many see this as extreme. Drugs should not be legalized as it will increase the rate of drug use. 
 

A third idea is to only legalize some drugs. Like Marijuana, LSD, MDMA, shrooms. Some of drugs like Marijuana are legal in the Netherlands, Canada, and parts of the US, and decriminalized in many others. Shrooms or similar psychedelic mushrooms are legals in Brazil, Netherlands and Jamaica. 

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Pierrot

Yes. It is already clear outcomes are better when drugs are legalized and regulated. All making them illegal does is make them less safe and open a huge criminal network for distribution.

 

There's a really good book on this called Chasing the Scream.

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Illuminati

Yes it's time to destigmatize meth

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Afterglow

Marijuana only and shrooms only. Everything else is a no imo.

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Zombie

It should be legal but health insurance shouldn’t support certain drugs overdoses. If a bitch was dumb enough to consume she deserves to die or pay for a mad medical bill. 

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TripDaStati0n

no do u want someone on ghb driving you in an uber?

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VOSS
4 minutes ago, TripDaStati0n said:

no do u want someone on ghb driving you in an uber?

no

i also don't wan't someone on alcohol driving me in an uber should we bring back prohibition

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Mr. Peanutbutter
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This is a bit complex. It's easy to defend weed and say it should be legal everywhere because there are a number of researchs proving its efficiency to help several health issues and it's not a very harmful and addicting drug for recreational use. I feel like a few other drugs would be passable as well (LSD, MDMA) but for some drugs I'm just not sure how governments would allow them, like for what reason they would allow heroin or crack to be available legally for the general public? And even if they came up with something, they would probably make it restricted and expensive, which means war on drugs would still happen and would possibly be even worse cause the elite would be more promenient in this.

Edited by Mr. Peanutbutter

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Phantom

A lot of drugs are very addictive by nature, and so even if regulated, people will find a way to circumvent the regulations. A legal market won't automatically kill the underground market, if anything both will thrive 

 

Certain drugs can have an argument made about legalization... But stuff like meth, cocaine? No. 

 

 

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Bacardo Royale

yes but it's not gonna happen

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Tropez
1 minute ago, Phantom said:

A lot of drugs are very addictive by nature, and so even if regulated, people will find a way to circumvent the regulations. A legal market won't automatically kill the underground market, if anything both will thrive 

 

Certain drugs can have an argument made about legalization... But stuff like meth, cocaine? No. 

 

 

But there are legal drugs that are just as addictive. Like the opioid crises which are being over prescribed by doctors. Alcohol is another one. Do you think we need better rehabilitation and awareness? For example, anti-smoking ads have been extremely effective in the US, making the US one of the lowest smokers in the world. Due to strong awareness of the health consequences and heavy regulation. 

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TheBritneyKiss

yes 

 

 

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Raver

Psychedelics should be legal so yes! 

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Blue Jeans

Yes IF a country has good education and social services.

There is so much unnecessary war on drugs. Drug users get prisoned, and it’s a vicious cycle. Plus so much potential tax is lost, and money is spent on jail and police.

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tde
2 hours ago, Raver said:

Psychedelics should be legal so yes! 

Finally something we agree on!

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BGKC

100% Yes 
Illicit drugs are mostly abused by people who

dont have proper access to medical attention/prescription drugs anyway, whether it be to treat anxiety, depression or ADHD etc. People also get drunk and beat there wives and kids/get in DUI’s and kill sober passengers of the sort because they’re mentally disturbed, so if you have someone in jail for simply having a gram of Cocaine on them (and nothing more) compared to the guy who killed a mother and child in a car accident after legally having to much to drink at the bar... it makes you wonder. 

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TipToe

Here for it

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Marvin

You can’t legalize hard drugs without having a proper system in place for rehabilitation and recovery imo. 

 

I do think the positives would outweigh the negatives though

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One Rude Boy

They should be decriminalized yes but not sure about legal to sell them

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