When the nation legalized all drugs within its borders, most critics predicted disaster. But a decade later, drug use has plunged dramatically.
By Tony O'Neil
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lots of merit in legalizing drugs. First off: the psychological shift from wanting something you can't have......to being able to have it with in legal perimeters. is profound. It reduces the risk factor that can energize the living on the edge within the drug culture. Risk is part of the "thrill" ,
How it would affect the drug crime rate would be significant. The whole rule book would change There would be no need for shady drug deals, wars, as the legalized versions could be competatively priced.
The revenue from taxing drugs would go a long way to keeping the nation in a balanced budget.
The addiction issue would most likely not be any more of an issue it is now.
More people could be trained in rehab care to assist folks in detoxifying ...... keeping more folks be gainfully employed.
and those are only the immediate positives that come to mind.
........thoughts?? Pros ?? Cons???