I Am Fed Up With The War On Drugs

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    If All Drugs Were Legal (yikes!)

    The Drug Warriors' biggest argument against medical marijuana is that it's only the opening wedge in a movement toward total legalization of drugs. So, supposedly, we have to "nip it in the bud" — in the words of Deputy Barney Fife, the nation's first Drug Czar. What if the...
    kar120c kar120c
    46-50
    5 Responses Oct 4, 2010

    Drug addiction is not a moral problem.

    It's a medical problem and should be treated as such. I think drug addicts should be shown compassion and not judgement. They need treatment and not to be locked up.
    tomtomison103 tomtomison103
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 23, 2015

    decriminalize hard drugs like meth

    and heroin and coke and mdma because they are something people keep doing no matter what could happen to them. then once that happens make needle exchange programs and safe injection sites.
    nickthejunky nickthejunky
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    I think it's a war that can never be won.

    People need to realize that although drugs is related to a lot of crimes, it's still an illness that needs attention. Most of the society's solution to this issue is to imprison every drug addict out there but that never really works because when an addict gets out of prison...
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2015
    peza peza
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 27

    Duuuur

    how can you have a war on drugs... but it's legal to advertise them? Ahhhh I see, the government only love the drugs they're paid to love.
    antibiotic antibiotic
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2007

    This Is Ridiculous...

    As drug companies push their wares on television, cable tv and print media with NO restraints, there is a law enforcement/incarceration industry that is profiting from the war on drugs now entering its third decade.  There is no measurable abatement in restricting the drug...
    atmore atmore
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Dec 31, 2006

    Drugs Free But That's Just Me

    Ok, so I don't do any drugs mainly because they don't agree with me and I don't enjoy them, not because of any moral reasons. Having said that I think the "war on drugs" has caused more damage to our society and our world than the majority of other inexcusably moral...
    hobolady hobolady
    31-35, F
    5 Responses May 19, 2009

    Nothing causes more harm to people

    than saying something is bad and not to do it. It gives this edge and based on human nature, we strive to surpass the limitations that have been placed on us. The way to limit abuse? Get rid of the forbidden fruit aspect of it and open up education to different things. Stop...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

    The hypocrisy of conservative politicians

    who complain about over-intrusive gov't, big gov't extended beyond its scope, nanny gov't telling people how to live their lives, tax dollars being wasted on nanny gov't, tax dollars being wasted on over paid bureaucrats who don't do anything really appalls me. I never hear...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    If Drugs Were Legalized...

    ...we would have so many fewer problems. Gang activity would go down. People wouldn't be stuck in jail for personal habits which the government finds objectionable. There'd be so much less violent crime involving drugs because it wouldn't be dangerous to get them. And then...
    Christabel Christabel
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Jul 25, 2007

    This Mirror Has Two Faces.

    I am fed up with the War on Drugs. But I am also fed up with the attitude of many who still think ( yes, even in 2011 ) that the root of the problem, the source of all evil can  be attributed to only one country, one nation, one group of people, when in reality this is a world...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Sep 14, 2011

    Who Is That Person In The Mirror??

    I looked into a mirror today : stare-ing back was a broken shell of a man. WHo is that? The guy was unemployed, suicidaly depressed,hopeless and helpless. He was ashamed of himself,embarassed to be in his position ,sad. Who the heck is that in the mirror? The guy was gravely...
    originalmadman originalmadman
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Feb 25, 2012

    It doesn't work. It makes criminals out of

    nonviolent users and does nothing to help them. We need to take a look at other countries that treat addiction as an illness and send people for rehab in leiu of jail time for simple possession. We would save a lot of money if we legalized marijuana and stopped spending so much...
    oneawkwardcactus oneawkwardcactus
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 4, 2015

    We Are Winning!

    By now I think that both sides have figured out that the war on drugs is not actually a war against drugs but a war for control of the huge drug influx in America. Both sides sell and use drugs for one. Politicians blow coke from columbians while crack dealers unawares of the...
    SidewaysFreeFall SidewaysFreeFall
    18-21, M
    May 22, 2010

    You Get Your Money For Nothin'...

    Legalize pot and for nothing you'll save the legal fees and incarceration expenses preventing waste AND increase revenues by  sales and sin taxes . I'd bet the deficit could be paid off!
    freeed freeed
    66-70, M
    18 Responses May 30, 2009

    An incomprehensible waste of money

    that we DON'T HAVE. Obama just made some moves toward reducing mandatory minimums on non-violent drug crimes so let's hope whoever's next will have the balls to follow suit!
    AyeJay6 AyeJay6
    26-30, M
    Jul 17, 2015

    I just got blocked by someone

    because I was asking why she thought drugs should be illegal. I guess some people don't like to be open minded.
    tomtomison103 tomtomison103
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2015

    i notice that the war on drugs is

    counterproductive. it only negates the problems of those who use drugs, and increases the ignorances of those who are "pro" war-on-drugs. if drug use was decriminalized, i don't believe drugs would be a lethal problem. if drug users weren't bastardized, it wouldn't have to be a...
    fathomrock fathomrock
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2015

    Its Just Pointless

    i personally dont do drugs anymore, but i think most drugs should be legal. they should just come with the same warning and side effect labels that other legal drugs come with. but i also firmly believe that all drugs, even cigarettes and alcohol should be used in...
    antiyou antiyou
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 23, 2007
    TheAnonymousTroll TheAnonymousTroll
    16-17, M
    1 Response Oct 18, 2014

    Getting High

    There will always be a certain number of people who want to get high. There always have been. There always will be. That anyone would want to legislate against that fact has always amazed me. Why bother? Even the most casual look at history will confirm legislating against drugs...
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa
    61-65
    8 Responses Dec 22, 2009

    Little Known Quotes And Facts About Hemp...

    "Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica." - Abraham Lincoln (from a letter written by Lincoln during his presidency to the head of the Hohner Harmonica Company in Germany) "Hemp is of first necessity...
    ladyrhiannon824 ladyrhiannon824
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2012

    (Sorry for typos much to say

    so little time) In the early 1900s there was laws passed making the highly addict mind altering substance known as achool illegal to produce sell own or be under the influence of. This gave birth to moon shiners boot leggers and the ATF driving the prices though the roof and...
    SolayTranswife SolayTranswife
    26-30, T
    3 Responses Dec 23, 2015

    The war on drugs is propaganda

    that instills fear and raise taxes. Fear causes hate and prejudice... When a person becomes addicted they may become shunned, lose support systems, love, and family... This may cause a cycle of addictive behavior where the addict struggles with trying to stop using and the guilt...
    psychomagnet psychomagnet
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 1
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

    I think it is a waste of time

    and money honestly.. maybe our prisons would not be so overcrowded if they would just stop putting people in there over it
    ReallyConfusedTeen ReallyConfusedTeen
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 4

    Legalise The Drugs... Here's Why...

    Let's be honest here. Everyone in this group who says "I've used weed and [insert name of drug(s) here]" has already proven that the war on drugs has failed. Yet, governments insist on keeping them illegal. If drugs are legalised it will not create a wave of new addicts. The...
    millimi millimi
    41-45, M
    Jul 2, 2011

    Im going to.give an answer

    that most would strongly disagree with,but i believe there should be harsher punishmenta for those who use or sell drugs.Once ppl are afraid of the consequences,there will be no need for a war on drugs
    usernameagain9 usernameagain9
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Aug 11, 2015

    My grandmother could be a textbook mmj patient,

    suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and glaucoma. Tragically, she's too brainwashed to consider it, and probably always will be...
    Johnny7909 Johnny7909
    26-30, M
    Apr 6, 2015

    i believe weed should be legal it would end

    so many problems plus they could tax the living hell out of it and make a shot ton of money for the US "instead of a war on poverty they got a war on drugs so the police can bother me" ~Tupac Shakur
    ILoveMadden ILoveMadden
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2015

    Of all the arguments I could present

    for why this is a huge waste of tax payer dollars whether its the spike in homicide rates since 1971, or the spike in incarceration rates, or the fact that the DEA consists of bumbling morons who more often than not assist drug cartels in their business, I will say this: The...
    Chirieleison Chirieleison
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 1, 2015

    legalize it..........

    ................
    paulawala paulawala
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014

    There Are Worse Things Than Drugs

    The man who killed my father in cold blood served, I think, 4 years or so.  My friend who sold to an undercover is serving 40 to life.  Something is not right here. 
    eromreven eromreven
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 28, 2007

    'The War on Drugs', or,

    as I like to call it, 'The Exportation of Imperialistic US Policy to Solve the Crippling Lack of Organised Crime'
    failedsoldier failedsoldier
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2015

    I believe drug addicts need compassion,

    not punishment. From the experts I've listened to on YouTube living through a traumatic experience such as child abuse or combat causes a person to be 46 times more likely to become a drug addict. That means the war on drugs is being waged on people who have already been through...
    tomtomison103 tomtomison103
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2015

    The War On Drugs...

    The war on drugs.... Is a war against the people. We have a right to "the pursuit of happiness". I resent a room full of cigar smoking rich men sitting around drinking whiskey deciding what kind of cigs I can smoke. These laws have put a big...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth
    46-50, F
    15 Responses Jul 4, 2008

    Legalized drugs, and ensures

    that they are clean and can be reduced to a minimum, the alleged damage to the consumer. (cigarettes with filter and reduced toxines like tar aso., alcohol per mille decleration , dose / day recommendation ) The extra taxes, can compensate the big deficit of the newly-Non...
    Tinnef Tinnef
    31-35, M
    Dec 5, 2015

    The posts on here gave me a brain aneurysm.

    You know what else causes brain aneurysms? Drug abuse. That's just one of the very many drug abuse related diseases and conditions. How can people support legalizing something that is extremely harmful? I seen what drugs can do to people, I don't support it at all.
    Irvyy Irvyy
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    The war has to end. .

    . with drugs being the winner. Screw you people who hate drugs and people who do drugs.
    CrystalBR CrystalBR
    18-21, F
    Oct 31, 2014

    I have never done drugs (aside from the very

    few prescription medications I've had over the years). Never had so much as a beer or even a cup of coffee, if you consider caffeine a drug. I stopped drinking soda in High school, and I've never smoked pot. That's just my choice. But I think this refer madness is just silly and...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat
    51-55, T
    3 Responses Oct 17, 2014

    We Need To Regroup !

    Part of my job at the hospital has been to work the Emergency Room. I have seen the drive by shooting victims,the stabbings over drugs. The junkies O.D and come in begging to be let go as soon as we revive them because they know they need their next fix soon. I have seen the...
    hunnydipz hunnydipz
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Jan 28, 2012

    It's Time To Pull The Plug

    I've struggled with alcohol addiction and I can say for a fact that the War on Drugs has done NOTHING to curb addiction.  So what has it done?  Let's explore some of the results. First, it's estimated that close to HALF of the cancer patients in this country don't...
    cmb53233 cmb53233
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Aug 9, 2010

    Everyone need to stop drinking

    and smoking by time
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    18-21, F
    Nov 1, 2014

    Tax Is Better Than Jail

    I believe that criminalizing drugs just makes it worse. Look up LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition). There's a lot of good information on their site.
    ameeker ameeker
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2007

    I am fed up, too, with people saying drugs give

    them the spiritual experience they strive for; that it is easier than doing the inner body work; that all the enlightened masters can go and **** themselves!The optimum of enlightenment is to be free totally.Drugs is there= you are enlightened. drugs is not there =you are...
    Woudziniska Woudziniska
    26-30, F
    Dec 6, 2014

    "We are losing the war against drugs.

    " You know what that implies? There's a war being fought, and the people on drugs are winning it." - Bill Hicks
    AlaricSilvertongue AlaricSilvertongue
    31-35, M
    Dec 23, 2015

    I saw Gabor mate (a drug addiction specialist)

    say that the adverse childhood experiments show that people who have been through traumatic experiences in childhood are much more likely to become drug addicts. That means the war on drugs is being waged against people who have already been through hell. They don't need any...
    tomtomison103 tomtomison103
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 5

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    Had luck with this Sita on vacation in Orlando so I thought I'd try it back home
    coltsphan12 coltsphan12
    36-40, M
    Jun 29, 2015

    Illegalize Cigarettes and Stop Cashing In On Deaths

    This topic ALWAYS burns my butt!! There are MANY drugs that are far less addictive than cigarettes and are far less harmful to one's health. BUT making cigarettes ILLEGAL, would mean the government would LOSE way too much CASH and would have fewer people offering up money for...
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers
    41-45, F
    47 Responses May 18, 2007
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