Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Legalize It?

6 comments:

Alyce's Wonderland said...

This should really be a non-issue. Legalize it, tax the shit out of it and set perimeters as to who could buy and use it. Take the drugs out of the ghettos and put them out in plain site at strip malls and convenient stores. The incredible reduction of crime alone should be worth it. Look whats happening in Mexico right now and that's mainly because we, the consumers keep buying even though its illegal. The money that could be made from taxes to support schools, drug programs, etc. would be huge. Plus, people could try different things (ie pot, mushrooms, X) and not feel dirty about and it could take the stigma away from what these drugs really do. You probably wouldn't legalize everything but where you draw that line, I don't know...just some thoughts...

Dr. Pauly said...

Awesome point about border towns in Mexico. All that violence is affected by US drug policy.

I'm all for a pro-ganja America (or at the least on a state-by-state basis with the Feds acknowledging those state rights), but there are some drugs that shouldn't be readily available to the public.

Chris said...

pot should be legalized, sold, and taxed alongside tobacco cigarettes. i think we have as good a chance as any for this to happen under the new administration.

at the very least, deregulate it federally and leave it up to the states to decide.

Sean the Hobo said...

Pauly, why do you think "some drugs shouldn't be readily available to the public"?

That's no different than the current laws when comparing alcohol and pot.

Dr. Pauly said...

I used to live in Las Vegas, aka Tweaker Central. Crystal meth is some bad stuff man. Destroys lives.

Alyce's Wonderland said...

Agreed crystal is terrible, but if other "nature-based" drugs are readily available it would severely cut down on the demand for meth...