Dolph said:Two issues that are largely fuelled by the illegality of drugs rather than drugs themselves...
RDM said:As to intimidation and crimes by drug runners, if it was legal, then you would remove the drug runners from the equation. You would probably also reduce it's price (and possibly therefore the number of crimes commited), be able to identify problem users easier and ensure purity.
Depends, if the drugs where available at the same price legally in a supermarket yes the issues might be a lot less, but that certainly is not going to happen, so simply legalising one drug is not going to help, and actually make it worse imo!
RDM said:Last time I looked mugging someone is a crime regardless of what you use the money for. Is mugging someone for cannabis money worse than mugging someone for beer money or mugging someone to bet on the horses or buy a new TV?
No mate of course not, but is not mugging someone because you arnt f'ed up in the head better than mugging someone because you are f'ed up and you want cannabis? i think so
don't get me wrong guys i see where your coming from, I'm just being devil's advocate and pointing out where the government are coming from, simply trying to remove your freedoms isn't the ONLY reason