People use it improperly and put other at risk. Like drinking and driving imagine how many people get killed each day bc of drinking and driving. And they neglect the laws just because we have freedom. " oh this a free country we can do whatever we want" yes this is a free country but rules and laws should be placed for safety. And drugs? People can be a drug addict within mins without realizing it.
Most Helpful Guy
I don't think banning things is the way to deal with problems, there will always be ways to get them, and I don't think we should have to have some parental figure tell us what we can or can't do.
I think education that's based on FACT, not scare tactics, is responsible.
I think TREATMENT should be available and not have such stigma attached to it.
I think turning people into criminals because of addiction is the wrong way to deal with the problem.
And I'm totally in favor of harsh punishment for people who abuse the freedom they are born with and who put other peoples lives or health at risk.
Drinking and driving is a big problem, and we see advertisements for alcohol everywhere. I know people who have been arrested for DUI more than once and still are able to drive (true, some of them have to blow into a machine in order to start their car, but that system isn't foolproof).
I'm a recreational marijuana user, it's illegal where I live but I have no problem getting it, and I also use it in the privacy of my own home (usually with my guitar in my lap and my headphones on). I could potentially go to jail and be locked up for doing this... does that seem right?
Should I be a criminal? Should I have to commit a crime in order to use "drugs", or should I be free to ingest a substance that doesn't harm ANYONE (even if it was harmful, it would only harm me) in the privacy of my own home (or at an outdoor concert where I'm going to be relaxing and enjoying some music for a few hours)?
For what it's worth I've also smoked opium twice (in the privacy of my own home, no ill effects) and eaten mushrooms more times than I could count on my fingers and my toes (... again, in the privacy of my own home, or the homes of friends). The marijuana is a habit, though I go sometimes months without using it and function fine. Never got hooked on the opium, though it probably wasn't the greatest stuff around to be fair, and the mushrooms are something most people probably don't want to do more than once every few months at the most.
So on paper, you might categorize me as a druggie and a criminal who should be locked up, right?
Education and treatment would do people a world of good compared to drug laws, jail sentences, and being made to feel like a criminal.
I'd say I have no problem with banning alcohol, because I rarely drink, but I also know plenty of people who enjoy booze AND use it responsibly.1
Most Helpful Girl
What drugs are you looking to ban? Things like meth and heroine? Or are you looking to ban all drugs including need pharmaceuticals? Regarding alcohol look at how prohibition ended. Gang violence went through the roof. Public safety would be at even more of a risk with increased organized crime. Banning these substances would ultimately be a costly, inefficient method of going about things as people who want them will still be able to get them. Just look at the gun control issue is playing out. You can't ban something that is readily available to the public.0