Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 at 4:37 pm
You already know I am going to co-sign this. I think drugs scare a lot of people as they rightfully should. However the reality of the world is that people are going to do drugs. When these drugs are illegal it creates a huge opportunity for organized crime and all the terrible stuff that comes with organized criminals. Instead of allowing these Cartel leaders to make billions of dollars of America why don’t we legalize it, regulate it, and tax it so that we don’t have another depression for gods sake.
I guess I can understand not legalizing all drugs, but at the very least marijuana should be legalized. It’s definitely a safer substance than alcohol. There is no debating that as far as I’m concerned. According to The LA Weekly:
Tomorrow a report from a group of world leaders that includes former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, former U.S. secretary of state George Shultz, and former U.S. Fed chairman Paul Volcker will call for an end to the war on drugs and for a move toward legalization and regulation.
The Weekly was told Virgin’s Richard Branson, former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former Swiss President Ruth Dreifuss, and former Columbian President César Gaviria would be on-hand in New York for the report’s unveiling.
According to a statement from Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) the report calls the war on drugs “a failure” and encourages “nations to pursue legalizing and regulating drugs as a way to put a stop the the violence inherent in the illegal drug market.”