You have no interest in recreational drugs, so why should you favor ending the war on drugs?

Maybe you are single... a teenager or adult who has heard all the horror stories about drugs and abuse/dependency... or maybe you're a parent of a teen or pre-teen who constantly worries that your son or daughter might think about use drugs or maybe they already are or have. Why should you be the most vocal group in wanting to end the war on drugs? So, S, you don't think it's working and that's why you favor ending the WOD. Is that right?

Asked By: gicomeng - 7/4/2008
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The war on drugs is Nixonian hypocracy. It should have been added to the long list of scandals that went into Watergate. It was never intended to stop children or minors from using drugs. It was created to stir fear among the public and entrap selected users. On May 13, 1971 Nixon said on tape that 3 factors caused... More
Answered By: westernia - 7/4/2008
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Because I have a friend who's fried her brain doing drugs... More
Answered By: S - 7/4/2008
While I understand that they'll certainly continue to get wasted in other ways, my main answer for this specific issue is to stop my tax dollars from being wasted on a program that doesn't work. I don't think there should be any one most vocal group to end it based on social situations. Fact is, everyone's getting... More
Answered By: misha_jo - 7/4/2008
I lost two close friends to drugs and tried to help them for years before their bodies just gave out from all the abuse. I watched them shoot up and watched them OD and I have seen others in my life, incl my neighbor who fights an ongoing battle with drugs.I believe drugs are the single worst enemy we have to face... More
Answered By: next? - 7/4/2008
this money can be more effectively spent on the medical issues rather than wasted on a failing war on drugs. and this would lower collateral damage caused by raising the stakes and criminalizing the victims.
Answered By: dogpatch USA - 7/5/2008
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