Gaucho wrote:Illegal drugs are just as addictive as legal drugs and people will make bad choices regardless. I happen to believe that legalizing drugs does not lead to more users.
Disagree 100%. Supply creates demand. Demand is to make a car that is safer to drive. Supply meets that demand.
Demand says to create a way to transfer instant communication across the globe. Supply meets that demand.
Demand says offer me something that will alter my current state of mind. Supply meets demand.
Demand says offer that to me but make it stronger; I can self regulate. Supply provides the demon, er demand.
Not debating the addictive nature of illegal or legal drugs. Being addicted to expensive wine or Thunderbird is the same addiction. Same with those addicted to Codeine or nose spray. Offering my thoughts of why in the world would a nation with our population allow known destructive drugs be readily available to the general public.
Either way, I am not expecting to see bindles of crack next to the Dentyne at my local supermarket anytime soon.