RESPONSE TO UPDATE:There is no such thing as a non-lethal drug. Consuming too much of anything can kill you - even water.Just last week..."Man mysteriously dies in hospital after drinking too much water"www.inspiredtraveler.ca/.../From Scientific American:TITLE: Strange but True: Drinking Too Much Water Can KillSUBTITLE: In a hydration-obsessed culture, people can and do drink themselves to death.www.scientificamerican.com/.../
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Yes, a gray area. People say pot is not addictive but there are plenty of people that use it so much that they cannot function without it. Drug crimes are more than just smuggling it and selling it. Drug addicts rob people nd there re plenty of B&E's done by people getting money to buy drugs. Then there is the cost of loss of productivity. Who wants somebody who could be high at any time working for them? Then there is cost for rehab which is now covered by insurance. This makes all our premiums go up. Now we have the added cost of first responders carrying Narcan and training them how to use it. Then there are assorted court costs and medical bills. We all end up paying for this in one way or another.
I only know marijuana tbh. I don't ever plan on doing drugs. But it's irrational not to get it on the market for tax revenue since people are going to do it anyway.
I would like Marijuana to have less THC & more of the other cannabinoids (e. g. CBD) to better ensure that it is not addictive. Then, because it offers far more benefits than detriments, Marijuana should be legal & taxed & a portion of those taxes should go toward effective drug treatment programs.
The "War on Drugs" has been a complete failure & total waste of money. Oregon is currently a test case for mass decriminalization of hard drug possession - depending upon how that goes, it may spread to other states.abcnews.go.com/.../oregon-1st-state-decriminalize--hard-drugs-75617078
Perhaps I should have said nonlethal drugs. My bad.
They're illegal for a reason
Marijuana is the main one. I don't do drugs, but I understand that it is irrational to continue prohibition of it. People will do it anyway. You may as well get it on the market for tax revenue.
I knew a cop that said that he wanted the city to put out tables with piles of drugs on them and just let t he drug addicts kill themselves with the stuff.