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    Legalise all drugs?

    Having just read high society by Ben Elton am interested to hear people's opinions.

    In the book one of the characters, an MP, is proposing to legalise all drugs.

    Pro

    Can be taxed, with the money pumped into rehabilitation
    Control over what goes 'into' them
    Safe centres can be made for people to use them 'safely'
    Reduce the crime fueled by drug users/pushers

    Con

    More people might become addicted

    Now i don't think any government would ever pass such a law, but would be interesting to get peoples opinions, this thread is intended for discussion, 'no hate' (god i hate that but can't think of another way to put it!!)

    Oh, and i don't, never have and never will take any illegal drugs

    19 Comments

    Original Poster

    I'm sure there's more cons, i wasn't trying to be unbalanced!!

    Simple answer Yes

    if you got money I found that if you do get caught with it, you can buy your way out, so I dont really care

    Banned

    government chooses to ignore the science and economic benefits........sack the advisors and increase public concern is the only way its goin currently

    Yes....

    Great Idea and will work. No mugging or crime for a fix as it will be cheaper; Drug sellers with nothing to sell so no crime and chuck in Brothels and its job done!

    Original Poster

    I definitely think Brothels should be legal, create a safe working environment, the book does touch on that too.

    Good read

    no..

    aww come on it isn't even friday.

    I would legalise drugs and ban Ben Elton!

    Original Poster

    Trickyjabs;6929481

    I would legalise drugs and ban Ben Elton!



    lol, i know loads of people don't like him but i love all of his books

    Banned

    Yes, less police time being used handing out fine's to zombied idiot's.

    Can be taxed, with the money pumped into rehabilitation



    Surely that's going in a big circle?

    DarkKnight;6929556

    Surely that's going in a big circle?



    Its a bit like Louisiana at Mardi Gras :whistling:

    Original Poster

    DarkKnight;6929556

    Surely that's going in a big circle?



    More money would be available than at present though

    yes legalise them all, it can only mean better quality drugs :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Let's see if this works.

    Surprised F+F hasn't been in here yet..........

    Banned

    sancho1983;6930540

    Let's see if this works.Surprised F+F hasn't been in here yet..........



    Done this thread before - they get boring because no-one who is opposed to such an idea can put together an intelligent argument (I like to think out of choice) so they degenerate quickly.

    Original Poster

    FilthAndFurry;6930573

    Done this thread before - they get boring because no-one who is opposed … Done this thread before - they get boring because no-one who is opposed to such an idea can put together an intelligent argument (I like to think out of choice) so they degenerate quickly.



    Cool, hadn't realised it had been discussed before, i suppose pretty much everything has :-D

    Was interested to hear the argument against, could you humour me and make one up

    Yes they should totally be legalised (tho there should still be restrictions, age limits etc. and there are some drugs that can be crazy dangerous) but it would remove almost all the danger currently assosiated with drugs, and destroy a huge criminal enterprise. Almost every death related to heroin for instance is due to problems with the quality of the heroin, or of the illegal nature of how it was obtained and the people the user had to be involved with or from having to share needles and other unclean practices. There are experts that believe heroin related deaths would drop almost to zero if it was legal and well controlled.
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