I don't get it.
If I want to take drugs it should be my choice weather I do or not. Its obvious that taking a drug can be harmful but you acknowledge that by taking it, you may be risking your life and this have nothing to do with the Police etc.
What's you opinion on this?
Answer by Billy Aoki · Aug 26, 2011 at 01:11 PM
Consider the following;
The laws against abuse of such drugs are actually there to protect the people, not take away rights.
Such law protects the would-be abuser as well as the people around that person.
While causing self bodily harm is imminent, violent behavior from drug abuse may cause person to hurt others.
No, don't even talk to me about how weed doesn't harm the user or the people around him. I've seen people who die from marijuana, due to indirect effects of the drug itself.
Answer by Yarvaxea · Aug 26, 2011 at 03:54 PM
I just think it's funny that where weed is illegal, cigarettes are not. Same thing with caffeine and cocaine, the difference is close to nothing, but still cocaine is classed as a heavy drug. Alcohol is not forbidden, I know plenty of people who died because of alcohol, more people die from alcohol than heroine or cocaine. Coffee is more poisonous than a LSD pill is. The reason why many hard drugs are illegal is because we don't know their long time effects. well there are many legal drugs which we have no clue what the long time effects are.. it's just stupid
Answer by windowstechtalker · Aug 26, 2011 at 01:05 PM
Certain drugs are illegal most likely because of the consideration of the health of many. Certain drugs shouldn't be used and certain drugs shouldn't be used publicly. But, I never liked the thought of using drugs, because I never knew what could come of it. It may also be to prevent people from getting themselves into unfortunate situations in life. All in all, though, I don't have any idea why they are illegal. I do agree with you that if one had a choice, one should acknowledge the harms the drug can do to you, but having a choice.... especially at a young age, probably will not suffice in a good choice.
Answer by dunfiddlin · Nov 17, 2012 at 11:03 AM
There is, of course, no such thing as an illegal drug. What is illegal is the manufacture and sale of drugs (including alcohol and tobacco) without licence. It is a very subtle ploy by the pro-drug lobby to suggest that their intoxicant of choice is in some kind of special category but of course it is not. If these drugs were 'legalised' they would still be subject to regulation and without doubt prescription only (assuming you could find a doctor mad enough to sign such a prescription!
Answer by Ryan1996 · Aug 27, 2011 at 09:41 AM
Certain drugs are illegal for the following reasons:
A drug could be very dangerous for your health, and could cause death.
If someone takes a drug, it could cause you to be violent as a result.
The laws are here to protect both a drug user and other people. Other legal drugs may not cause as much damage and/or side-effects.
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