Source: AP (on PhysOrg)
quote: it's been an abysmal failure
quote: We don't know what the effect would have been if there wasn't an active "War on Drugs".
quote: You can argue the Netherlands does and blah blah blah but the Netherlands is not the US.
quote: With drugs like crack, heroine, cocaine, x, etc... you are straight up addicted to it.
quote: the chemical balance in your body/brain is whacked
quote: Tobacco and alcohol has a high addiction rate because it is legal and highly available.
quote: lol alcohol is nothing compared to crack and cocaine
quote: It puts bad people out of work and thus ends the violence associated with prohibition.
quote: Whatever the addictive nature of drugs, whatever the bad things that people claim will happen, there is no evidence of it. NONE. L
quote: Guess why pain killers are used by people? They're easier to get, and cheaper.
quote: Yup, you guessed it, an "epidemic" in most states of Heroin use as a result of the decrease in availability of the prescription drugs. (i.e. the cops are seeing more violence not because of the use of Heroin, but because Heroin isn't as easy to get and requires a more complex supply chain, and thus more points for conflict, the crime rate goes up when demand goes up.)
quote: It doesn't solve the problem, it just moves it somewhere else because supply and demand still applies no matter how you go about looking at the situation
quote: Did you bother to read what I wrote?
quote: Do you know the difference between decriminalizing and legalizing?