The U.S. should legalize drugs on a national level

January 7, 2016, 2:43 am

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The debate "The U.S. should legalize drugs on a national level" was started by progressive on January 7, 2016, 2:43 am. 24 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 32 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

progressive posted 8 arguments, Naruto_uchiha posted 1 argument, Burning posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 1 argument, sloanstar1000 posted 1 argument, ReadyToBegin posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
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MrAltitude, PsychDave, progressive, Zzmo, Naruto_uchiha, Burning, TheMartian, Firplius, Arixeo, duelist1, jayhard, ReadyToBegin, KoEun, thatdebatingchick and 10 visitors agree.
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Hm. Not sure. Crack and Lsd seem too dangerous.

3 years, 9 months ago
progressive
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What drugs should we not legalize and why

3 years, 9 months ago

Honestly does just depend of what kind of drugs. Weed has so many medicinal benefits.Its crazy how good the stuff is for specific illnesses.

3 years, 9 months ago

I hate all drugs pretty much and absolutely agree! We would cut down on crime and can start to phase especially harmful ones out. I like good government regulation. Especially medical cases being sorted out.

3 years, 9 months ago
progressive
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Should we ban alcohol

3 years, 9 months ago

The only drug that should be legal is marijuana. If something can kill you after a long period of use it shouldn't be legal

3 years, 9 months ago

Lol not a single person who disagreed with the resolution has posted why?

3 years, 9 months ago
progressive
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/05/20/this-video-by-a-columbia-university-neuroscientist?-might-be-the-best-case-against-the-drug-war-ever-made/

3 years, 9 months ago
progressive
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I'm not to for sure if those drugs are really that addictive both federal data and experts such as dr. carl hart show that around 80 to 90% of all drug users are moderate users

3 years, 9 months ago

I would just have to disagree that making harder, more addictive drugs legal would be a problem. It would benefit us in the same way legalizing any other substance would, because the problem is that sticking people in a jail cell is not how you rehabilitate someone, its just a way to punish them as if heavy addiction isn't bad enough.

They legalized and regulated heroin in Holland in a clinical setting, and heroin use dropped significantly. Jail is to keep people out of society that shouldn't be there, someone smoking crack typically doesn't have an effect on you. people like forbidden fruit and it makes it cool to people, but being an alcoholic isn't that cool because its legal, and easily obtained.

3 years, 9 months ago
PsychDave
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My rational for legalizing some but not others is the nature of the addictiveness. Marijuana is far less chemically addicting than drugs like cocaine and methamphetamines. This means that if people who are used to a certain dose are unable to get it, they are far less likely to react unpredictably and violently. There are also the effects on the health care system is harder drugs are legalized due to overdosing and complications. I am not set on this mind set and will do some research into Portugal's success and struggles with legalizing all drugs, but I wanted to at least explain my position and the reasoning behind it.

3 years, 9 months ago

marijuana should be legalised. it has a lot of medical benefits. its like the least harmful drug thats illegalised. using other drug u think less act more, but using marijuana u think more n act less. hard drinks that has severe affect to the body is leagalised then y not marijuana that actually cures many disorders. till now none have been recorded dying by the use of marijuana.

3 years, 9 months ago
progressive
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why, Portugal decriminalized all drugs and it's worked tremendously well. What's your argument why we shouldn't legalize these different drugs

3 years, 9 months ago

Cannabis, yes. Cocaine, not so much.

3 years, 9 months ago
Naruto_uchiha
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I agree 100% it should be Ganja man needs to rise

3 years, 9 months ago

Would anyone like to share why they disagree

3 years, 9 months ago

1. The extra revenue could be used to chip away at the national debt.
2. It hurts the drug cartels which have been devastating mexico, if the Mexican govt can regain control of its country and restore prosperity, I see know reason why illegal immigration wouldn't be massively reduced.
3. it will stop overcrowding in prisons, a problem I face in Jefferson County, Arkansas.
4. Employment should go up as new businesses are developed and drug users aren't given criminal records for drug use.
5. according to Dr.Carl Hart about 80% of all drug users are moderate users who can function normally.
6. typically regulation of drugs also leads to lower abuse look at portugal's decriminalization or Seattle's lead program

3 years, 9 months ago

Less harmful drugs like marijuana should be legalized and taxed. This would reduce the expense of police and legal system resources being used to prosecute those in possession of it and result in another source of income for the state. This approach would also choke off one source of income for organized crime since legal sources are likely to be safer and cheaper than illegal sources. It should be treated much as alcohol is now in that there should be a legal age to limit youth's access (though just like alcohol they would get it anyways no matter what rules are in place).

3 years, 9 months ago
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