Friday, August 21, 2009

Mexico Legalizes Drug Possession

It would be nice if we could have a serious discussion about this topic in the United States as it pertains to nonaddictive drugs.

If we completely decriminalized substances such as marijuana and cocaine in reasonable quantities, we would save billions upon billions of wasted money. And we wouldn't need to send our military into other countries to fight drug wars. Nor would we have to spend billions aiding other countries in their fight as it pertains to U.S. demand.

I seriously doubt the entire population is going to start snorting lines of cocaine. And if they did, we could reconsider legalization. There comes a point in time when society needs to either determine if the never-ending mound of arbitrary laws are necessary or do we really believe that most everyone in society is capable of making their own personal decisions. Do we need father (the government) to always be ready to scold us for our deeds? More laws are not the answer to every perceived issue. People are generally responsible without someone else hovering over them to ensure it. I think we call that self-determination and freedom.

Plus, we could grow and process the product here in the U.S. and put foreign competition out of business. I'm only sort of kidding when I say that.
posted by TimingLogic at 3:45 PM