We allow cigarettes. Might as well allow drugs and let the entire world kill itself off. Life would be better then.
I enjoy the freedom that I am given in america, and I also enjoy the freedom of not being killed by a coke addict so he can buy more coke.
You of course, believe that if everyone had access to drugs, everyone would be happy, there would be more money, and everything would be fine. You forget the fact that if you could have gotten an unlimited supply of drugs, you would be dead.
But its fine. Believe what you want to believe. Drugs will never be legal, and for good reason.
Let me assure you that there have been many points in my life in which I have been in possession of way more drugs than any human could possibly do in a reasonable time frame. (Think 113.5g of cocaine every other weekend) and I am certainly not dead, nor have I ever robbed or murdered anyone. I never even in a million years would have dreamed of robbing or murdering someone else for more cocaine or meth, because I do not believe in harming other people as it goes against my morality. There are people who are crooked and are willing to rob if they don't get what they want, and there are people who are honest who would never do those things under nearly any circumstance.
My support for the legalization of drugs isn't based upon any sense of personal gain as I would not return to using drugs. However, I believe that it is an issue of principle that in a free nation, the ownership of a persons body belongs to that person and not to body that governs over them. This idea that the government has the right to prohibit what a person can do with their own body is absurd...
So instead of following this failed and draconian policy, why don't we spend the money on drug education and treatment facilities. Blahblahblah. I just realized that I'm casting pearls before swine.
Bottom line: "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." and what is essential liberty if not the right to your own body and mind?