Should All Drugs Be Legalized? Illegalized?

Question by Mr J: Should all Drugs be legalized? illegalized?
I am talking about all drugs. I am sure there are a lot of people who are going to advocate Marijuana legalization on here. Potheads: go chill out and smoke a bowl “maaan”, your not aloud in this conversation.
The truth: Are you high on THC right now? You need to look at both sides of the argument.

There are also many arguments against legalization.


Legalization would increase the number of casual users which, in turn, would increase the number of drug abusers.

More drug users, abusers, and addicts would mean more health problems and lower economic productivity.

Although legalization might result in savings in expensive criminal justice costs and provide tax revenues, increased public-health costs and reduced economic productivity due to more drug-dependent workers would offset the financial benefits of legalization.

The argument based on the analogy between alcohol and tobacco versus psychoactive drugs is weak because its conclusion—psychoactive drugs should be legalized—does not follow from its premises. It is illogical to say that because alcohol and tobacco take a terrible toll (for example, they are
Legalizing all drugs or making all drugs illegal are both not the solution.
But, I knew a pothead would respond by saying all drugs should be legal, just for the sake of his precious weed so he can relax while everything goes to shit.

Best answer:

Answer by This Calls For A Sexy Party
No. High crime rates and drugs tend to go hand in hand.

Answer by yayme!
they should all be illegalized.the world will be a better place and less people in hospital.

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3 Responses to Should All Drugs Be Legalized? Illegalized?

  • Songbyrd JPA ? Jewish Lawyer says:

    Based on the form of your question, a resounding NO.

  • thetruthisoutthere says:

    It’s been proven through history that prohibition only worsens a situation. Yes, all drugs should be legalized so the power to control the substance is taken out of criminals hands and back into the governments hands.
    When a substance is legalized the underground market that supported it for so long can no longer be profitable.

    As far as your comments on “potheads”. You should get a grip on reality and understand that many people who smoke marijuana have a good grasp on this sort of discussion because it’s something we care about.
    Marijuana should be the first priority for legalization as it’s a relatively harmless substance that has been demonized.

    EDIT – In response:

    1. It’s been proven that the war on drugs is ineffective at lowering the amount of drug users. I think we should still discourage our youth from partaking in drugs, but let’s at least tell them the truth about it.

    2. Marijuana doesn’t put the user at any immediate or severe health risk. Your claim of lowering economic productivity is completely unfounded and is based off of the idea that legalization of drugs will worsen the people of this nation when it’s just not true. Again, you can throw your little spin on things all you like but it doesn’t run parallel with the reality of the situation.

    3. I love how you keep bringing up this “drug dependency” like it actually means anything. Prohibition promotes drug use and gives drugs to the criminals while keeping it out of the control of the government. Just because the cops might bust some drug dealers here and there doesn’t mean the drug is being controlled.
    As far as marijuana goes, it’s less addicting than caffeine (which means no drug dependency), and is a useful medicine.

    4. The argument makes perfect sense. There are many people who would rather smoke marijuana than drink alcohol, but either way they want to enjoy a recreational substance. So they choose alcohol because they don’t want to risk the legal consequences.
    This mean that instead of using a relatively safe substance, they are causing more harm to themselves and society. We should allow people to make the safer choice for a recreational substance. It’s complete mixed signals. Instead of using the safer drug that doesn’t have the potential for making a person violent, we just advertise alcohol, a completely destructive and addictive drug.

    You just need to get over yourself. You also need to get over the perception that all marijuana users are “pothead” losers.
    My wife and I smoke nearly everyday, we pay our taxes, we both own our businesses and lead what anyone would or could call a “normal” life. How that makes me some pothead loser I’ll never know.

    Also, my wifes aunt lives in pain every single day. Pharmaceuticals (much more dangerous drugs than marijuana) made her pain worse and severely destroyed her body. Now she can hardly walk and the only substance she has found to take her pain away is marijuana. You can call her a pothead all you want too, I suppose. But you’ll never understand what a saving grace it has been for her. It’s judgmental people like you that this world can do without.

    You should also look into LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition). Law enforcement officers see first hand just how ineffective prohibition is.

    You may also want to watch a documentary called “American Drug War: The Last White Hope”.
    ….That is, if you truly want to learn about anything regarding prohibition. It sounds to me you are more into trying to tear other people down to make you feel better about yourself.

    Prohibition didn’t work for alcohol so it was legalized because it proved that prohibition does more harm than good.
    How you can argue that marijuana (or any other drug) is any different is beyond me.

  • Cardinal S says:

    All drugs should be illegal in the United States and around the globe. This is insane!!!!! We don’t need felons/people getting high off of drugs and possibly,suffer the consequences of death. It is too many special treatments out there trying to heal people up. Scientists need to find another alternative for MariJauna. Resend me a message at my email,.Thank you.

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