Originally Posted by GingerFurball
Alcohol is legal, and is more dangerous than pretty much every illegal drug. Only heroin, methadone and crack cocaine are more dangerous.
As far as I'm concerned, people should be able to take what they want. I'm strongly for the legalisation and regulation of all currently illegal drugs; I think such a move would be a massive boot to the balls of organised crime, it would reduce the price by increasing the supply chain which would mean there would be less incentive for addicts to turn to crime to feed their habit, it would result in a safer product as dealers wouldn't cut the purity of the drugs with ****e like rat poison or floor cleaner in order to boost their profits, it would free up masses of police resources and would bring in revenue to the government through taxation.
I accept that there's a moral argument against the government profiting from such substances, but once again I'll point out that alcohol and tobacco are legal.
You're right, though drugs are 10x easier to get when legal, i guess you'd have to weigh up the overall loss/gain from either position, its not cut and dry.
That said, as long as drugs get heavily taxed organised crime will have its place. I know people who will buy black market tobacco, just as an example.