I think drugs should be legalized for chemical scientists and medicinal use.
I would say also, the drug user himself is responsible for the consequences after all.
Hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin should be illegal. However, I think that we should allow the distribution of clean needles to the general public in order to prevent disease that is spread through drug addicts recycling their needles. I think they might do that in Holland, but I could be wrong. With softer drugs like marijuana, I think that they should be legalized for recreational use and they should be regulated and taxed. If marijuana were to ge legalized, whether or not I personally use would not change.
Medical marijuana is the biggest load of bullshit that I have ever seen. Yes, I understand that marijuana has some medicinal value and all, but the medical marijuana system is just a front for people to get legal weed. I have no disdain for those who abuse the system and have considered doing so myself, but I don't think that marijuana should be sold as a medicine. In real medicine, doctors prescribe a specific type of medication and give specific instructions of how to use it, how much to use, etc... With medical marijuana, when you get a prescription, the type of weed/type of consumption and the dosage are pretty much at the user's discretion. That's perfectly fine for a recreational substance, but that is problematic for a medical substance. There's also the very easy potential for abuse of the medical marijuana system, which detracts from people that are using marijuana for legitimate medical purposes. Any asshole can get a medical marijuana recommendation if they find the right doctor, which is easy, especially with the internet, even if there is nothing wrong with them. Because of that, medical marijuana has become just a front to get legal weed, even though weed is unfortunately illegal. Marijuana should be legalized for recreational use, but it should not be sold as a medicine. If this is done, people who actually need marijuana for medical purposes can freely buy it for that purpose and nobody has to abuse the system to get legal weed.
I cannot think of a single situation in the history of the world where there was a greater good to be had for society in general that could justify giving up the rights to privacy of our body.
Think about it. When has the danger to the human species been so grave that we were stripped of our most personal of personal rights? How did this happen?
You guys have a LOT to answer for.
If there is one thing that is truly ours, it's the shell we operate in.
It baffles my mind to think that our free and proud government has say so over what we do with it, as long as it is not hurting anyone else.
I mean, that is the very definition of HUMAN RIGHTS.
Holding dominance over the body of another... holding PHYSICAL DOMINANCE over another man, woman or child when they aren't directly or even indirectly harming another? Rules like that are nothing more than enforced morality.
I cannot even put my head around the fact that someone else has more say so over what I put into, take out of and do with my own fucking flesh.
I believe in the right to die (without burdening the tax payer.)
I believe in the right to a safe and legal abortion.
I believe in the right to donate or not donate my organs. (Even while currently in use.)
I believe in the right to eat, drink, smoke, fornicate and generally seek pleasure in any form I choose, as long as it does not harm another being.
It's all one and the same.
I wonder what it would be like to be legally high on pot? Anybody reading this ever have the experience of being legally high on pot? What was it like? I'm very curious. Did it feel like "Hell yeah! This is great! Na na na na" or what? Did you like it too much? Did you feel like you could control your usage and not overuse? Does smoking pot legally take care of the parnoia problem a lot of people have when smoking pot?