Yes, I would be for it. Virtually every problem caused by drugs is exacerbated by drug prohibition. The problems that we now consider to be the reasons for prohibition were almost nonexistent before prohibition.
The fact of the matter is that people are going to use drugs. They've been illegal for quite a long time now; it's had no discernible deterrent effect. If people are going to use them anyway, we need to try to minimise the harm that they cause. Take heroin for example. The biggest dangers associated with using heroin are adulterants, unclean needles, and variations in purity. If addicts bought pure heroin from pharmacies, with clean needles and dosage instructions, it really wouldn't be that dangerous.
And drugs could be taxed heavily and still sold far below current black market prices. This would mean drug addicts would have no reason to resort to crime to pay for a fix.
You would also destroy, practically overnight, most organized crime. Drugs provide the income for all sorts of criminal organizations, even terrorism. They're really the only people who actually benefit from prohibition.
Originally Posted by justinnum1
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