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Dec 29, 2007 4:36 PM CSTSHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
CALLMEMSTRACY
CALLMEMSTRACYCALLMEMSTRACYBAKERSFIELD, California, USA6 Threads 7 Polls 13 Posts

SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?(Vote Below)

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YES
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29%
NO
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63%
UNDECIDED
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9%
Total Votes
115
I think drugs should be made legal; alcohol and cigarettes are also mind-altering drugs and they are legal; so should drugs, but they should be regulated by our government for adults only.peace
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Dec 29, 2007 4:36 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
CALLMEMSTRACY
CALLMEMSTRACYCALLMEMSTRACYBAKERSFIELD, California USA6 Threads 7 Polls 13 Posts
I think drugs should be made legal; alcohol and cigarettes are also mind-altering drugs and they are legal; so should drugs, but they should be regulated by our government for adults only.peace
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Dec 29, 2007 4:39 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Eupho
EuphoEuphoWild Wild South West, England UK66 Threads 14 Polls 8,969 Posts
Hmm thats a bit of a sweeping statement..

they all vary in the degrees of what they do..

Which drugs are you thinking about?
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Dec 29, 2007 4:39 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
doh

GOVERNMENT????????????? They cannot even regulate themselves.. Besides, that would cut into the funds the "enforcement agencies" could steal..sigh
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Dec 29, 2007 4:41 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Ambrose2007
Ambrose2007Ambrose2007BFE, South Dakota USA110 Threads 17 Polls 14,069 Posts
Right on, CallMe (except the part about be regulated by our government).
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Dec 29, 2007 4:41 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
solitare
solitaresolitareBariloche, Rio Negro Argentina106 Threads 6,639 Posts
They should be made mandatory, without any regard for nationality, race, colour, creed, ethnic background, education level, religion or mental altitude! %D
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Dec 29, 2007 4:41 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
I could picture 50% of the United States being on a cocaine buzz....now wouldn't that be entertaining? confused
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Dec 29, 2007 4:42 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Ambrose2007
Ambrose2007Ambrose2007BFE, South Dakota USA110 Threads 17 Polls 14,069 Posts
Hey, you sound almost...libertarian (like me)thumbs up wave
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Dec 29, 2007 4:43 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
thumbs up
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Dec 29, 2007 4:43 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Ambrose2007
Ambrose2007Ambrose2007BFE, South Dakota USA110 Threads 17 Polls 14,069 Posts
Ah, Indy, I think that already has happened (it was popular in drinks and medicines before it was illegalized in the US).

And it WAS entertaining. At least the house got cleaned regularly by all those amped-up housewives.love
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Dec 29, 2007 4:43 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
thumbs up Almost!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dec 29, 2007 4:43 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Aries01
Aries01Aries01Kent, England UK55 Threads 4 Polls 3,732 Posts
I am undecided.. I come accross a lot of people affected by drugs in my work, and while I accept that legalising drugs would have an almost immediate impact on directly related crime and have possible health benifits from the side effects of say e.g. dirty needles and the like... i think the use of Coke for e.g. could definitely increase and the social problems associated with that, although not as visible can be equally as extreme, I would like to see more studies done and I would like to see 'no holds barred' education on the issues in schools, if kids heard/seen have of what I have they would run a mile...
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Dec 29, 2007 4:46 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
redbellypirhana
redbellypirhanaredbellypirhanaPhoenix, Arizona USA5 Threads 1,256 Posts
HELLO!!!!

Drugs are legal, you can get them anytime...
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Dec 29, 2007 4:51 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Ambrose2007
Ambrose2007Ambrose2007BFE, South Dakota USA110 Threads 17 Polls 14,069 Posts
Wow...one more thing to like about Phoenix!beer thumbs up
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Dec 29, 2007 4:53 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Yep!!!!!! A herd of the "mules" moved here from the Republic of Californicate...........sigh
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Dec 29, 2007 4:54 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
kevduf
kevdufkevdufColumbia, Missouri USA7 Threads 1,904 Posts
Let's just decriminalize them across the board. I really do not want the government regulating even more things, but I also thing that using drugs is a personal choice. So I don't like cops busting kids for smoking a little grass, nor do I like cops busting someone for using cocaine. Let people make their decisions and live with them.
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Dec 29, 2007 4:56 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
It would foster a deluge of new government programs to get them off drugs.confused
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Dec 29, 2007 4:57 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Ambrose2007
Ambrose2007Ambrose2007BFE, South Dakota USA110 Threads 17 Polls 14,069 Posts
Okay, Aries. There's one thing I like about your post, and one thing I don't.

The one thing I liked is your beret. Damn, that's cute (where can I get one?)!

You know the most first most noticeable consequence of legalizing drugs? The swift bankruptcy of drug lords, to be subsumed by far more efficient business firms. Prisons would quickly follow, as a large portion of their residents would vanish. And, of course, a sharp reduction in police corruption. Imagine a police force where its first priority would be going after actual criminals such as rapists, murderers, thieves, etc. Maybe they might catch a few more of them.

People who like using drugs are already using (and abusing them, in some cases) now. Same thing with alcohol prohibition. People were drinking and being alcoholics before and after.

Jeff
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Dec 29, 2007 4:58 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
kevduf
kevdufkevdufColumbia, Missouri USA7 Threads 1,904 Posts
thumbs up
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Dec 29, 2007 4:59 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Ambrose2007
Ambrose2007Ambrose2007BFE, South Dakota USA110 Threads 17 Polls 14,069 Posts
Hey, HJ, Californicate is where I happen to hail from!dunno wave tongue
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Dec 29, 2007 5:00 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
EastbayRay
EastbayRayEastbayRayLimassol, Cyprus18 Threads 4 Polls 1,166 Posts
Of course they shouldn’t be made legal!!! doh doh doh doh
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Dec 29, 2007 5:01 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
tunnelwary
tunnelwarytunnelwaryLa Jolla, California USA39 Threads 1,059 Posts
In some ways...a great "fukcing" state.
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Dec 29, 2007 5:03 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
mbcasey
mbcaseymbcaseyNorth Myrtle Beach, South Carolina USA78 Threads 7 Polls 21,350 Posts
I haven't found the right mind-altering drug yet!!

If you know me, the above statement is pretty funny!!tongue
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Dec 29, 2007 5:04 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Ambrose2007
Ambrose2007Ambrose2007BFE, South Dakota USA110 Threads 17 Polls 14,069 Posts
right on, brother.

(I have to write that kinda quietly in order to avoid being overheard hereuh oh)
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Dec 29, 2007 5:05 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Ambrose2007
Ambrose2007Ambrose2007BFE, South Dakota USA110 Threads 17 Polls 14,069 Posts
I thought it was pretty funny anyway, K laugh santa waving
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Dec 29, 2007 5:13 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
sigh
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Dec 29, 2007 5:14 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Jenalicious
JenaliciousJenaliciousDublin, Ireland4 Threads 40 Posts
der not class A drugs
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Dec 29, 2007 5:18 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Ambrose2007
Ambrose2007Ambrose2007BFE, South Dakota USA110 Threads 17 Polls 14,069 Posts
SO what if they don't excel in studies and getting good grades? Why should that be held against them? I'm not biased - I'll even try a "B" or "C" drug, despite their being classroom-challenged.confused tongue
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Dec 29, 2007 5:19 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Aries01
Aries01Aries01Kent, England UK55 Threads 4 Polls 3,732 Posts
I mean educate them in the sense of show them health videos and meet reformed addicts to tell their stories... not GIVE them drugs.... in case grin... the Coke scene in Ireland has exploded and we are already seeing the repercussions... Highly publicised deaths and that kinda thing.. met a guy recently was cute.. kept disappearing to the toilet, until after one of the visits he came down with his nose pumping blood.. he confessed later that he had spent $400 on the stuff that day to 'celebrate' confused
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Dec 29, 2007 5:25 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Ambrose2007
Ambrose2007Ambrose2007BFE, South Dakota USA110 Threads 17 Polls 14,069 Posts
And cocaine is illegal in Ireland, right?

I'd rest my case there - there are so many other points to be made against illegalization - but perhaps the principal one is that DRUG LAWS DON"T WORK! All they do is fill prisons, enrich corrupt cops, distract from solving real crime, and subsidize organized crime (the Mafia ballooned during US Prohibition in the 20s).

The question before is not about approving drug use. Generally, I think using mind-altering substances is a bad idea (my brain's warped enough as it is). Also, cigarette smoking is a terrible idea, and costs vastly more loss of life and health than do probably all illicit drugs combined. Same goes for booze.

The question is: SHould drugs be illegal? Completely different issue from whether or not we should partake of them.
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Dec 29, 2007 5:26 PM CST SHOULD DRUGS BE MADE LEGAL IN THE USA?
Aries01
Aries01Aries01Kent, England UK55 Threads 4 Polls 3,732 Posts
Thanks....got it in Pennies (Dublin) £5... grin

I accept the points you're making, and I think I touched on them to a degree...you see the difficulty is.. and this is why I expound the educational route... people get into drugs thinking its a little 'fun', and because they think its 'cool' what they don't realise is somewhere down the line it will not be a choice anymore, it will be a need and at that point life loses its point, all they need is there next fix.. I've seen it... Heroine is by far the worst, but Cocaine is almost as bad.. I did the party circuit in London and Dublin.. not a pretty sight after a while.. cheers
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