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[*] Post 439949 posted on 19-7-2011 at 19:21 Reply With Quote
Drugs- what to do



It is costing the country billions of pounds chasing drug dealers
Why can't they give it to addicts free, no one will buy if it can be got free.
it would work like this,
Addicts would have to register at thier docs,
a nurse at each of the surgerys would be in charge of that dept.to administer the drugs.

the drug barons would eventually disapear, no corner street sales, so no new users. I reckon in 10 years the problem would
be no more.
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Charles, in the U.S. there are people who can legally get many of the kinds of drugs to which others are addicted (if not the identical drug).

Some people go for drugs that are presently illegal because they like the effect--they like the feeling of energy from crack, or methamphetamines, or the euphoric feeling from morphine and similar drugs.

Those who can get limited quantities of the drugs legally have been known to resell them at a higher price to those who want them for the effect.

Suppose they were available to anyone who wished them, free--it would cut out the profit motive, but every year there would be some people who would come to an age where they would be ready to begin using whatever drugs appeal to them. If they were available at no cost, they would become addicts, with all the harm that condition does to their families, their personal health, and their jobs.

There are some people who argue that this harm ought to be allowed, as the lesser of two evils, for the reasons you mention, Charles (profits to criminal drug dealers, violence related to aquiring drugs, theft to support drug habits). But, the increased human wreckage that might come from handing out the drugs for free would be a very high cost itself. Either more and more drugs would be handfed out, or the individuals who wanted more drugs than the government program would allow would buy more illegally--so defeating the purpose of the program. Cocaine and meth usage are particularly known to effect people in ways that lead to irrational violence.

Does this make sense to you?
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[*] Post 439979 posted on 20-7-2011 at 12:24 Reply With Quote


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Charles, in the U.S. there are people who can legally get many of the kinds of drugs to which others are addicted (if not the identical drug).

Some people go for drugs that are presently illegal because they like the effect--they like the feeling of energy from crack, or methamphetamines, or the euphoric feeling from morphine and similar drugs.

Those who can get limited quantities of the drugs legally have been known to resell them at a higher price to those who want them for the effect.

Suppose they were available to anyone who wished them, free--it would cut out the profit motive, but every year there would be some people who would come to an age where they would be ready to begin using whatever drugs appeal to them. If they were available at no cost, they would become addicts, with all the harm that condition does to their families, their personal health, and their jobs.

There are some people who argue that this harm ought to be allowed, as the lesser of two evils, for the reasons you mention, Charles (profits to criminal drug dealers, violence related to aquiring drugs, theft to support drug habits). But, the increased human wreckage that might come from handing out the drugs for free would be a very high cost itself. Either more and more drugs would be handfed out, or the individuals who wanted more drugs than the government program would allow would buy more illegally--so defeating the purpose of the program. Cocaine and meth usage are particularly known to effect people in ways that lead to irrational violence.

Does this make sense to you?





If they were allowed free it would only be to registerd addicts
therefore no new people would have chance to get addicted
because it is not on the streets, the cost of supplying drugs would be far cheaper than the billions we are now spending,
it would cut burglerys by 50%, its bound to stop the barons from profitaring
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