Drugs - the solution

Atilla

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Its the big Pharma and prison officers that might be very upset, and of course the lot that thrive pushing drugs to the young kids in hope to turn them into controlled customers for life (even a shot one)


Yes absolutely. The more I read around cannabis and listen to the science the more I see it is the inevitable correct path.

Natures pain killer, in the correct hands, refined to benefit people. On balance the advantages of this drug trump the adverse effects from what I have read and learnt...

Can't be worse then locking people up and making the pushers rich, over loading the police.

Alcohol is considerably worse and yet it's considered recreation.

Suspect, this will impact tobacco and alcohol sales whilst leading to greater creativity, better music and just positive vibes all around... (y)
 

itspossible

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just had a massive spliff followed by 3 bottles of wine and a curry-im also long hang seng
life dont get any better.
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what was the question again;)
 
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WalletInvestor

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But it isn't an obvious choice.

First, if we make drugs widely available, there is no turning back from it. It's a decision you cannot change your mind on, just like a ban on alcohol for example wouldn't be (and wasn't) feasible.

You say drug dealers and gangs are monsters. No, drugs are the og villains here. Plus, you seem to assume that gang activity, criminals ruling over some places would be completely eliminated if drugs were legal. Probably not.

And while it might be a lucrative source of income, like you say, many people don't end up ever trying hard drugs. Imagine how many more people would try and get addicted if it was readily available everywhere. Would you limit how much drugs a person can buy? If no, you would enable them to absolutely ruin their life and health way quicker than with alcohol or smoking. If yes, you would end up further feeding into the black market, just like it is happening with addictive prescription meds like opioids or benzodiazepines (such as Xanax).
 

Atilla

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Decriminalise all drugs!

Make them commercially available with full information and let people decide.
 
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Decriminalise all drugs!
Make them commercially available with full information and let people decide.
Agreed.
Look at what happened with the tobacco companies, where they knew for decades that smoking was extremely harmful for your health and many many people died not knowing.

These days, people are still dying with gruesome warnings on every pack, which they ignore at their peril. At least criminal activity is now limited mainly to smuggling.

I have lost count of the times that I risked my life by driving, playing with explosives/ dodgy wiring/drugs/ bad guys/heights/ oceans etc etc etc....and I left out getting lost in the Australian bush for a few days - but all were MY choice. I survived and I have lost count of the number of people who did exactly the same things and made exactly the same choices... but didn't. That's the nature of risk and as traders we should all surely know that like the markets, life is never wrong... but that, very frequently, we are.

I would think that the regulation of the manufacture and sale of drugs would change the landscape completely; of course people will buy these regulated drugs and some of the buyers will become addicted and or overdose but as Att sez, if you knowingly choose to take a risk with your health and your life it is still your choice.
 
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Pat494

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The criminals flogging drugs etc. are not in the least concerned for the children and idiots who buy them. Often the street drugs are laced with flour and other contaminants unknown to the users. At least over the counter at chemists, their quality can be guaranteed.
 
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cantagril

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Often the street drugs are laced with flour and other contaminants unknown to the users. At least over the counter at chemists, their quality can be guaranteed.
Absolutely...and would certainly sort out my supply problems.
 

Pat494

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I doubt the drug dealers pay much tax but live in luxury. With our soppy well meaning politicians they have little to fear.
The tax people should have powers to haul them in regularly and if they can't prove their wealth is legit then it should be confiscated. No jail - that is just a waste of time.
 

Pat494

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I am surprised the autocratic regimes haven't organised Govt. drug shops. With the huge income from drugs ( being the only supplier ) then taxes could then be lowered. They could organise a Happy Week etc. before elections.
 
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MasterOfCoin

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I am surprised the autocratic regimes haven't organised Govt. drug shops. With the huge income from drugs ( being the only supplier ) then taxes could then be lowered. They could organise a Happy Week etc. before elections.
:ROFLMAO:'happy week' :ROFLMAO: free drugs for all :ROFLMAO: vote happy party :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

But such Governments DO get a huge income from drugs !

[ Albeit, it's the corrupt politicians, officials and managers that benefit, not the state or the people. ]

But you certainly don't get to turn over vast tracts of land to growing drug crops without Government, Military and Police collusion and permission, let alone harvest, transport and export the goods thereafter.

This all relies on high prices and scarcity of supply for the end product.

The rich get richer and nobody gives a damn about a few dead junkies or gangland killings of deadbeats.

If you seriously want to cure much of the problem, simply decriminalize the product and flood the market.
Prices will crash as supply exceeds demand and the cartels will go out of business.

...... and people with addiction problems can then seek help without fear of criminal prosecution or risk of losing access to their supply of drugs.

But whilst so very many vested interests are making a thriving living out of maintaining things just the way they are, don't expect any changes any time soon.
 

Pat494

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Extremely strict penalties would be the solution.
Such as ?
Jail, where they meet up with old friends doesn't seem to work.
Lay a finger them and the do-gooders are up in arms.
Could bore them to death, I suppose, in listening endlessly to The House of Commons.
lol
 
 
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