Ericho
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Ericho asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Should we reconsider de-criminalizing drugs?

would you consider releasing violent or just the non-violent drug users.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080403/ap_on_re_us/pr...

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Yes. If drugs were legalized, they'd become less profitable, so gangs would go out of business. Violence would decrease b/c there'd be no profits to defend. We'd have on average 50-75% greater budget to work with in our police departments so that we could actually put more officers on the streets to prevent real, violent crime rather than doing paramilitary raids on a pot smoking teenager. Our prisons wouldn't be overrun with non-violent criminals while murderers roam free and we pay the bill for the druggies in prison.

    The "War on Drugs" is modern-day Prohibition, and it's failing as miserably as Prohibition did--not to mention that we're paying for it out of our own pockets!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Just weed because the other stuff is still too dangerous.

    A possible solution :

    Have the US government send anybody that asks for it a free kilo of good commercial Mex for Christmas.

    Remove all the restrictions on growing it but leave in place the punishments for selling it and using it while operating vehicles and machinery

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well, maybe. I am not a police officer, but if you think we are not going to releace violent users because they are going to be a danger to society. On the other hand, non-violent users may be an acception on very strict conditions. Hope I helped

  • 1 decade ago

    Seems to be a consensus so far that yes is the answer and when polled over 2/3's of Americans agree, seem tha will of the people is again being ignored

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I mean, I don't see the reason to lock up people who just smoke a little weed occasionally. I don't think they're dangerous, and I think if you legalized it, then you could regulate it easier, and also tax it, chip away at the defecit. It could take some of the criminal drug dealers off the street, it could, you know, hurt the gangs that get money from selling drugs.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, and release just the non-violent ones. With 1/100 Americans in jail something needs to be done.

  • 3 years ago

    specific. however the brutes who run the police companies will consistently attempt to keep away from that. there is funds to be made! by no skill recommendations the deaths of police and drug runners. enable's stick to it. they want a conflict.

  • Dave
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Yes we should.

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