Mojado en Zih

by midalake @, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 10:08 (35 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

"MEXICO WANTS TO DECRIMINALIZE ALL DRUGS AND NEGOTIATE WITH THE U.S. TO DO THE SAME"

May not be a bad idea. The potential increase in the number of overdoses would be a good way to cull the stupid.


You don't appear very up-to-date on the subject. Everywhere this has been done has seen a decrease in overdoses, abuse, and associated crimes. Alcohilism and related issues also drops.

This is one of the more concise easier to read academic articles on the subject. While there are articles that claim the contrary, the ones i've seen are cooked "studies" designed to "conclude" what the author sought to find at the outset, i.e. academically invalid conservative propaganda.

Have We Lost The War On Drugs?

A more in-depth study, if you're up for it, is this one:
WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE PORTUGUESE DECRIMINALIZATION OF ILLICIT DRUGS?

Of course, simple common sense offers the obvious fact that more people are suffering and dying from the prohibition of stupidly banned recreational substances than from the substances themselves, and I take that argument one step further and claim that even if all those substances had been legal and everyone used them, there would still be less deaths from substance use. So what is killing people isn't so much substance use as prohibition and the failed but extremely violent "war on drugs." But all the folks who argue continuing the long failed policy based on moral grounds apparently can't and won't reconcile that last very important fact. The damn Puritan mentality (again) that their morality justifies everything else. Absurd!


Maybe all the dopers/druggie's should move to the same country? Would it be called utopia? Absurd!

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