Turntable wrote:Sorry to take this a little serious but I think all drugs should be legalised and regulated.
I think it would have a transformationally positive effect on our country.
All drugs? I'm not so sure.
There is a huge % of crime linked to hard drugs. Junkies try to steal Lidl steaks to pay for heroin etc. How would legalising heroin help? Legalised and regulated will add hugely to the cost and nobody on hard drugs will be able to afford the increase. If they do they'll just rob more or they'll just continue to buy it on the black market for a fraction of the price.
Recreational/party drugs I see as different. Hash, ecstasy etc. It would be safer for people to buy drugs that aren't full of washing powder which would stop some deaths/injuries. Personally if I could easily get a few joints I would do so occasionally. I don't today but not because it's illegal but because it involves effort and living in the 'burbs for a couple of decades has ruined my network of contacts.
So I don't know where you draw the line wrt Class A/B/C etc. Plus I don't think it would have a transformationally positive effect on the country.
I would personally support decriminalisation to a certain level and regulation to another as yet undecided level.