Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier
No, they don't and criminals are still selling marijuana. The governments weak attempt to provide medical marijuana has done nothing to slow the illegal production and distribution of marijuana.
Why would it or even why should it? The purpose for medical marijuana is...medical, not to stop criminal enterprise.
Many people simply cannot get a doctor to sign off on medical marijuana, how would we propse to get them to sign off on Meth or Heroin?
That's not a function of doctor's being unwilling, it's the regulations in place that make it difficult, because it's a controlled substance so they have to have checks...again, that is a failure, but I'm simply asking you what you think getting it right would look like. Not asking you to critique what's wrong.
So, for the sake of argument, if these other deadly drugs were made medically legal;these crime issues still would not go away.
Again, why would they? Prescriptions aren't made to deter crime...I have no idea what you and LW were talking about, but I am only interested in what you think getting it right means. You said the government can't even get it right...what is getting it right.
What does good look like?
Quote: Drug-related crime
The rather naive view that legalization would stop the criminals from killing each other and innocent bystanders or the addicts from stealing or committing crimes to get their prescription is just that.
would be drastically reduced if those same drugs were no longer in the black market. It's naive to think that drug-related crime would not be reduced if the source of the crime is ameliorated...