Originally Posted by mcbear
Earth to you, the folks who are suggesting Legalization are not looking at a single blanket one size fits all law. You might want to read up on the issue before making those kind of gross generalities. Pot is one of the largest issues but not the only one. At the other extreme are things like Black Tar Heroin which I can't ever see legalized but then if it is "controlled" the folks who are addicted can at least address their issues with it in a controlled fashion. Politics can address the offshore issues.
Our jails aren't filling up with users and dealers of pot. Are the legalization bozo's just trying to get a pass for their personal favorite drugs, or are we trying to solve some problems here?
I can answer this, the rest might straighten itself out.
If this is your conception of what "legalized drugs" means, we can't even have a discussion as this is not what ANYONE is talking about. This is a scare tactic red herring only. It has nothing to do with anyone's philosophy or process on how to go about legalizing some classes of drugs in this country.
With all due respect, in the absence of anything substantive from the "legalize it" front, we're only left to our imaginations. After all, if something is no longer illegal to sell or posses, my assumption is that it can be readily bought like any other consumer item.
I'll ask the same question I posed originally, a different way.
"Which drugs would you consider candidates for legalization, and how would doing so positively impact the problems society faces as a result of illegal drug use?"
We'll get into the pesky details of how people will buy it, and whether or not legal drugs somehow engineer out those equally pesky debilitating side effects after we get through that point. Fair enough?