It pisses me off that, in this country, we can’t have a real discussion about illegal drugs. I understand that they are bad for you, ruin people’s lives, etc. However, I don’t think that just arresting people and making them criminals is the right solution. The market for illegal substances is not going to go away. Not only that, the demand for it will cause more of what’s happening on the Mexico border.
More money spent on processing people who like to get high, who are no different than people who like to get drunk. More money into fighting meaningless wars. More money on destroying people’s lives.
If we could control the drugs, and administer them just like prescription drugs, and legalize marijuana, this would save billions of dollars and MAKE billions of dollars. Maybe even educate people, with FACTS. Okay. Maybe that’s asking “too much”, but can we at least have a discussion on the issue?
During Obama’s online town hall meeting, the question with the highest votes didn’t even get a real answer.