Poll: Drug War

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 312 reps Joined Apr 2010
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 6:43 PM
posted by queencitybuckeye

I've heard the argument to "legalize it and tax it", but is this not simply substituting one government intrusion for another?

It comes off as more of a compromise to me.  Just to get them to legalize it.  Not a big fan of taxes, but a sales tax for all drugs being legalized would be a pretty good win imo. 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 199 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 10:09 PM

Voted "not the hard stuff," but after reading the thread, I'm more on the fence to legalize everything. 

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Apr 28, 2018 12:16 AM
posted by justincredible

You ever been to a dispensary? They don't just have baggies of weed on the counter to grab.

You're too smart to be so deliberately obtuse.

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
8,068 posts 112 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Apr 28, 2018 8:22 AM
posted by like_that

It comes off as more of a compromise to me.  Just to get them to legalize it.  Not a big fan of taxes, but a sales tax for all drugs being legalized would be a pretty good win imo. 

You make a good point, I guess I've just grown weary of compromise with people I know to be wrong. I think I'm starting my decline into "get off my lawn guy".

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Apr 28, 2018 10:04 AM
posted by gut

You're too smart to be so deliberately obtuse.

How am I being obtuse? I'm just stating that "legal" cocaine won't be sold in pre-measured, ready to go baggies you can just grab on your way out the door. Yes, I understand that making it easier than seeking out a drug dealer might increase use, but the kinds of people that are likely to become addicted to drugs are already using it, more than likely. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Apr 28, 2018 10:05 AM
posted by queencitybuckeye

You make a good point, I guess I've just grown weary of compromise with people I know to be wrong. I think I'm starting my decline into "get off my lawn guy".

I'm with you here, and I'm only 35. That said, I don't mind compromising if it is a net win for liberty. 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 199 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Apr 28, 2018 4:55 PM
posted by justincredible

but the kinds of people that are likely to become addicted to drugs are already using it, more than likely. 

This part of your statement isn't really true.  

But I agree with the rest of it.  Hell, even cigarettes are behind the counter.  Anyone who thinks drugs will be in the main aisles is an idiot. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Apr 28, 2018 6:06 PM
posted by ernest_t_bass

This part of your statement isn't really true.  

Maybe not, but it's really not hard to get drugs now. Legalizing would obviously make it easier, but again, it's not like you're gonna be able to buy cocaine at Kroger.

 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 199 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Apr 28, 2018 7:55 PM
posted by justincredible

Maybe not, but it's really not hard to get drugs now. Legalizing would obviously make it easier, but again, it's not like you're gonna be able to buy cocaine at Kroger.

You can buy beer, cigarettes, and hard liquor at Kroger (depending on the location).  Legalize everything, Kroger pharmacy will more than likely be carrying what you want in 50 years.  I wouldn't be surprised to see a "weed section" in your local Kroger in much less time, once the stigma is gone.  Like candies and such.  Just card someone for the purchase.  No different than alcohol.

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