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View Poll Results: Your thoughts on drugs?
Anything that causes addiction should be banned. Even caffeine. 5 3.38%
Tougher drug laws and the banning of alcohol. 10 6.76%
The existing laws and punishments are just fine. 24 16.22%
Keep the existing laws, but lighten the sentences. 7 4.73%
Decriminalize more common drugs like marijuana and lighten sentences. 63 42.57%
Decriminalize all but the hardest drugs. 22 14.86%
Pure Libertarianism - everything is legal. 17 11.49%
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default What is your view on drugs?

As a history teacher, one of the most interesting topics for my students is when we discuss the views on and uses of drugs throughout history and around the world. Such as how there used to be cocaine in Coke-a-Cola or how Denmark offers "consumption rooms" for heroine and hardcore drug users to inject safely under the watchful eyes of medical professionals.

So since Blowout is a well-recognized bastion of rational discussion, I wanted to ask what everyone's thoughts are on the subject.

(Disclaimer: I do enjoy alcohol and had an Adderall prescription for a while, but I've never even smoked a cigarette and have never used drugs before.)

Poll incoming.
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:38 PM   #2
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Why, do you have some?
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:40 PM   #3
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I think marijuana should be legal and I think meth is the absolute worst drug around.
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:43 PM   #4
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I think marijuana should be legal and I think meth is the absolute worst drug around.
Agreed

I would much rather smoke than drink, and did in college. Now I only drink but only because of legality/career longevity (i.e. if I drug tested positive goodbye current position) issues.

Heroin is the devil in my neck of the woods. Ruins so many lives
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:44 PM   #5
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It is difficult enough for individuals to have the willpower to not do drugs and now our politicians are selling the legalization of drugs because they do not have the responsbility to control spending. What could go wrong?
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:47 PM   #6
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Say ban them all.
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:48 PM   #7
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Do whatever you want to yourself, so long as you harm nobody else in the process.
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Say ban them all.
I always pictured you as straight edge. Mad respect. *fist bump*
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Do whatever you want to yourself, so long as you harm nobody else in the process.
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Bingo. This guy gets it.
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:56 PM   #12
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Here is my philosophy on drugs:

I feel that what a person does with their body is their business. HOWEVER, when you put the dangers of others at risk then thats when it becomes a problem.
Drugs like Meth,Heroin or other opioids, Crack,Cocaine etc; really should not be legal at all. Marijuana i feel is the better of all of them. Alcohol in my opinion should be banned, i think Marijuana is by far less harmful to people compared to Marijuana. The number of alcohol related deaths is not alright and it is extremely damaging to your body. Many families and innocent people are affected by alcohol. However, the US will never create another prohibition due to an uproar and loss of jobs.. I also wish Cigarettes were banned.. but thats another story.
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:05 PM   #13
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I am 20 and have never smoked or drank a drop of booze, though I think weed should be legal, especially if alcohol is.
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:08 PM   #14
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My view ranges from crystal clear to extremely murky depending....
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:15 PM   #15
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-Keep Alcohol Legal
-Make Marijuana Legal (and tax the crap out of it)
-Any other drug should be illegal, and if people really wanna do it, good for them, and it you become addicted that's your own fault.
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:30 PM   #16
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The marijuana should be legal, alcohol should be legal.........everything else is nasty and should be illegal
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:13 PM   #18
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Before I give my position, I'm going to admit that I am completely hypocritical in this case. Bear this in mind before reading my opinion.

I believe that alcohol and marijuana should receive the same laws. If one is illegal, so too should the other be. If one is legal, they both should be legal.

I mentioned that I am hypocritical: I consume alcohol on a regular basis (not too regular, but casual), but have never touched marijuana (and never will). In my ideal world, both would be illegal. Yes, I would bring prohibition back. I drink and I would probably continue to do so, but I'd still rather have it be illegal.

As far as the others go, they should all be illegal, including tobacco. Still amazes me that tobacco hasn't been outlawed.
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There is a guy on ESPN that looks so much like Mr. Mackey.
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:23 PM   #20
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I say legalize them all in Canada. It would help with tourism.
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I blame drugs and alcohol as the 2 main reasons my mother and father divorced when I was 6 months old...thus creating a void in my life between both. I thank God everyday that my grandmother and grandfather took me in as their own. Unfortunately, one of my (adult)children is walking down the path of my parents and it has created a major wedge between he & I. I think anything in moderation is ok, but unfortunately, blood lines have made that impossible for many people.
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I am 20 and have never smoked or drank a drop of booze, though I think weed should be legal, especially if alcohol is.
You need to get out more.
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Idk about other people but to me Wine seems like a part of History:

History of wine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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If you believe like me that your own body is your property and no one else's, no persons or governing body should decide what you put into your own body. Do I then condone the use of drugs such as cocaine, heroin or meth? Absolutely not, those are horrible and damaging drugs. I will not ever vote or lobby mine or any government to use force to penalize those individuals for choosing to use those drugs. Government is merely the organization of force.
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