Why are drugs illegal?

Question by c r: Why are drugs illegal?
It is written in history that the illegalization of drugs is based upon racism and government paranoia. We spend BILLIONS a year on this fake war on drugs so we can support big spending government and put people into jail instead of rehab: why not tax it, set up intoxication laws similar to alcohol (oh wait, they are already there!!!)? You screw up like you can on alcohol, you pay the same price. I can’t believe that everyone doesn’t see the hypocrisy in our drug “laws” i.e: Big Gov BS…

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Answer by megs
Because America doesnt make the best drugs (illegal ones). We dope our kids up on ridillin and we are so high on prozac and zanex we dont care but dont you dare smoke a joint, or we will drag you into court and take 1,000 or more dollars out of your purse and make your life a living hell!

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11 Comments on "Why are drugs illegal?"

  1. cork
    09/04/2014 at 9:17 am Permalink


  2. keepitsafe2think
    09/04/2014 at 9:27 am Permalink

    Our drug laws are ridiculous, and not everybody gets punished, look at rush windbag!

  3. Hushyanoize
    09/04/2014 at 9:46 am Permalink

    Drugs are bad, m’kay?

  4. josefiend2000
    09/04/2014 at 9:52 am Permalink

    To keep the prices artificially high, thus when the felonious Bush boys fly cocaine in from South America on CIA planes they make more money.

  5. Ken and Wendy M
    09/04/2014 at 10:04 am Permalink

    I know..government is missing out on money…I guess its easier to bust people ..and make us pay for it..

  6. Ted Kennedy aka Swimmer
    09/04/2014 at 10:45 am Permalink

    I dunno. I sure do like MY coke…and my whiskey…and my cuban cigars. oops…I hope little billy isn’t reading this…and my scotch…and a toke every now and then…and my vodka…and my gin…and my big butted mama…hillary mmmmMMMMMmmmmm

  7. maggotier
    09/04/2014 at 10:53 am Permalink

    Because people tend to abuse it, then gov’t had to bind down laws and regulations to control it’s usage. But it seems to only assist but not halt it’s miss guided usage.

  8. creativebliss3
    09/04/2014 at 11:26 am Permalink

    Think about it for a second more….

    Do we really want more people, than there already is doing drug legally? Anywhere they want? Whenever they want? I sure don’t!

    I’m guessing you do not have children…because if you did…you would have a entire different perception on your question and thoughts on this subject.

  9. PAPA62
    09/04/2014 at 11:26 am Permalink

    illegal drugs has killed and destroyed brains! I have worked with people like this, so it is not a question that it happens. I am also aware of the effect on the unborn! Plus those on drugs don’t care how they hurt others to get the drugs they want! All of these things listed shows how good it is to keep drugs illegal.

  10. Diogenes
    09/04/2014 at 12:04 pm Permalink

    Most drugs are extremely addictive. Government support of such addictive substances would be appalling to say the least.

    Society would fall apart. It’s kind of hard to concentrate on being productive to your society when you, quite literally, can’t live without something that numbs your mind.

    It’s not like the government is just making up laws for the hell of it.

  11. tamesbadger
    09/04/2014 at 12:23 pm Permalink

    As harmful as drugs are to people and society, they are out there being harmful, even though they are illegal. Pretty much nothing would change in this country if drugs were made legal. Just because alcohol is illegal for people under 21 doesn’t mean there isn’t underage drinking going on. But there is a lot of sneaking around and irresponsibility as a result of the legal ramifications of doing this.
    There will always be drugs altering the minds of people from all walks of life. Laws will never change this. Removing these laws is not advocating drug use either. It’s just cashing in on it.
    Also, the illegal drug trade is a very violent one. You’ve got smugglers defying borders, home growers and meth labs right next to schools, kids, especially in poor areas, being hassled to buy drugs, and people getting shot all the time in bad drug deals. If the government legalized drugs, set up licensing and permits, and reasonable, practical laws, the drug trade could be made much less dangerous. And, of course, they’d tax the sale of drugs.
    Drugs are bad. Like smoking and drinking in excess, and shooting guns wherever you want to. By controlling these things with government regulations, we can reduce the chaotic element introduced by outlawing these things totally. Just look at the excess of crime that sprang up during Prohibition!
    Obviously, this country’s got a long way to go, but if you look at things from all perspectives, there might be a better solution where you never thought you’d find it.

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