The Chinese tried to control opium use. They killed everyone they caught with opium. Is that what you have in mind? Did it stop the Opium trade? No.
If it makes you feel any better, I understand WHY some people don't want it to end. Too many people, government agencies, local police departments, social workers, NEED to keep drugs illegal, because otherwise they'd be out of a job. The "IT's For The Children!!!" is pure COW droppings. It's so all these "warriors," who KNOW they are wasting their time, don't have to go out and have to learn how to do a real job.
I’ve done a lot of thinking on this legalization issue. First let me say that I don’t abuse drugs now and wouldn’t if they were legalized. I also don’t refrain from using drugs because they’re illegal.
As to legalization, I can see how it would be easy to legalize marijuana, but what about prescription drugs like oxycontin? That would kind of negate the logic behind the whole prescription requirements. Or meth, which is usually a toxic witches brew. I doubt the FDA would approve it.
We've been chaing killers, robbers and rapists a lot longer and they still show up. You want to declare that legal too and save all that money we spend on cops?
The "IT's For The Children!!!" is pure COW droppings.
Until you deal with a child on drugs its your opinons that are the cow droppings. Its just like a civilian telling a soldier what real combat is like.