Why legalize drugs?

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    We believe that drug prohibition is the true cause of much of the social and personal damage that has historically been attributed to drug use. It is prohibition that makes these drugs so valuable – while giving criminals a monopoly over their supply. Driven by the huge profits from this monopoly, criminal gangs bribe and kill each other, law enforcers, and children. Their trade is unregulated and they are, therefore, beyond our control.
     
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    History has shown that drug prohibition reduces neither use nor abuse. After a rapist is arrested, there are fewer rapes. After a drug dealer is arrested, however, neither the supply nor the demand for drugs is seriously changed. The arrest merely creates a job opening for an endless stream of drug entrepreneurs who will take huge risks for the sake of the enormous profits created by prohibition. Prohibition costs taxpayers tens of billions of dollars every year, yet 40 years and some 40 million arrests later, drugs are cheaper, more potent and far more widely used than at the beginning of this futile crusade.
     
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    We believe that by eliminating prohibition of all drugs for adults and establishing appropriate regulation and standards for distribution and use, law enforcement could focus more on crimes of violence, such as rape, aggravated assault, child abuse and murder, making our communities much safer. We believe that sending parents to prison for non-violent personal drug use destroys families. We believe that in a regulated and controlled environment, drugs will be safer for adult use and less accessible to our children. And we believe that by placing drug abuse in the hands of medical professionals instead of the criminal justice system, we will reduce rates of addiction and overdose deaths.
     
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    Exactly, it should a personal choice
     
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    If drugs were legal it would seriously undermine law enforcement's ability to rake in billions of dollars through Civil Forfeiture laws.

     
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    And if you have a little extra free time, this is pretty fucking funny.

     
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    i'd tell you but i'd have to use too many words.
     
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    I think it already is.
     
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    It is headed that way. Once the world does not end with legalized pot, other drugs and prostitition will soon follow. There is money to be made-tax money. Can you imagine how much revenue could be made for the government by regulating prostitution?
     
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    selling various products without gubmen
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    You're not helping my argument :fil:
     
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    1/2 of my posts consist of :jj: or :rofl:


    when i ask or explain something, i go into excruciating detail so as to answer any questions that may come up from what i had just said.
    it's a bad habit from my contract writing days.

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    It's cool, dude. I'm just fucking around with ya :mrpeanut:
     
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    And we want more government control why again?
     
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    Too bad it took one of her friends getting shot in the head for her to wake up.

     
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    How has government control over alcohol sales and distribution once prohibition was repealed hurt society?