Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The Gman on Drugs

No, I'm not on drugs. No, seriously, I'm not.

The Gman on Drugs
OK, maybe I indulge in caffeine and ethanol a little bit but I am not on drugs, thanks for misinterpreting the title of this post.

This post is my opinions on the decriminalization and demonizing of drugs in our serendipitous society.

That's right, you heard me, I am all for drugs being decriminalized (or rather, legalized). And my reasoning for this is NOT BECAUSE I AM A DRUG ADDICT, MMMMKAYY?

No, I have several logically sound and understandable reasons for supporting the legalization of drugs. Perhaps not all drugs, I am willing to make concessions. But there is something seriously wrong with our society if we persecute Bill and Ben the flower pot men, when Benson and Hedges are killing millions, one Marlboro at a time.

Which is the other way we could go... Criminalize every drug there is. I don't think this is the solution either because it would fuel the criminal underworld as they make more and more money off the lucrative drug trade.

Legalizing drugs serves several purposes:

Firstly, it eliminates all drug related profits that fund organized crime.

Secondly, government regulation means that drugs can have quality control. This WILL save lives. Currently, street drugs have all kinds of nasties in them. If the drug doesn't kill then that Arsenic in your "H" will.

Don't misunderstand me, there are plenty of additives to cigarettes and they are legal, but any man or woman can go to a tobacconist and acquire some additive free pipe tobacco. (Although I would be much happier if they just banned those additives all together).

My last and final reason is that legalizing all drugs eliminates the current hypocrisy that I mentioned before. What hypocrisy? The fact that harmless drugs like Lysurgic Acid and Cannabis are illegal but harmful drugs such as Alcohol and Nicotine are readily available. For the record I don't think alcohol is that bad although this is because I am a shameless alcoholic.

Nicotine certainly is is bad though. And LSD and THC (active ingredient in cannabis, along with a few other chemicals) have no detrimental long term or short term effects. If you disagree, then please post me an abstract of a scientific paper that supports your view, because I have searched and searched and found no journal papers to contradict my views. In my honest opinion, the prohibition of hallucinogens and cannabinoids was a knee jerk reaction by western governments at a time of political conservatism.

There is one danger of decriminalizing drugs; it will make drugs readily available. As if they are not readily available already....

Again, though, I am willing to make a concession here. First option is just to decriminalize but not legalize hardcore drugs (ie, using the drug is legal but selling it is not) and legalizing the softer drugs. The other option I am more than happy with is to prohibit all nicotine related products and legalize pot, acid, dmt and the other soft drugs whilst keeping all the other hardcore drugs illegal.

Perhaps you don't agree with such a decision, that's okay. But I think we can all agree that drug abusers need to be treated as victims, not criminals. Unless they are addicted to WOW. In which case they are criminals.

Anyway, I shall leave you with my vain and futile attempts at creating an anti drug ad using only fraps, fallout new vegas and ms paint, enjoy.


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That hot jet black blazoned ballistic-fisted bitch is my beloved Sarah. She is level 18 and spends her time fisting deathclaws and lezzing out with Veronica.

5 comments:

  1. Actually, i agree with you, and the most sad part is that many people isn't responsible enough to take care of themselves and they will abuse, but somehow that's a ''filter'' and it will definitely who's the strongest one, although the ones who resist to take some drugs would resist mostly because of their fear towards it, too, it's a hard topic, but indeed, crime would be just different now.

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  2. Drugs are bad, except natural drugs like weed, salvia, shrooms and others.

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  3. I am not a druggy but I totally back decriminalising and, crucially, REGULATING the drug trade.

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  4. Don't believe they will for awhile because it just isn't costly for them to do so. Outside markets have the one up over the US in this case, ie South America/Latin America, and it would take too long for the US/Feds to get in the game by growing their own.

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