> You and I don't take drugs not because the goverment prohibit it,
> nor because is expensive or hard to find.
But considering the fact that once these things get legalized, it won't be long before everyone starts taking it. Remember, the people around you influence you; evil is known to stick fast and hard.
Wrong. You think legalizing drugs had any influence on consumption? LOL. Look at the United States' 18th amendment to the constitution.. prohibition did nothing. All legalizing drugs will do is lower crime (because they aren't illegal, so what's the use of drug cartels?), increase government funds (With legalization, comes taxation!), and actually, I truly think less people would take drugs. Why? Why do people take drugs to begin with? They're illegal, and thus many people think it's cool to be rebellious (teens anyway). Of course, this is not the reason that all people take drugs.
Alright. I have considered and my thoughts are:
People do not use drugs not because restriction, prohibition, regulation or any block that you want to put in their way of getting the fix.
People do not use drugs for personal choice. Flip the coin, and you'll see iqual results. People use drugs for personal choice.
Whether drugs are legal or not, that would not change. Therefore the equation is the same. You can argue that it will make it easier and so on. However, increased consumption will not be a proportional reflection of legalization.
Exactly. I'm glad we finally agree on something :)
If 'n' people take drugs, there are 'n' people who contemplate on taking them, on the thin line between 'should I' and 'should I not'. Personal choice of not to take drugs comes third.
Everyone has worries, pain and sufferings in his life. Some choose to and some choose not to use drugs. Legalization would only make it easier for me to take a 'drugged decision'.
Sure, it would make it easier to come across drugs, and take them. But that doesn't mean anything.. some people would rather drink, some would rather eat, and still others would rather do something else than take drugs. People act differently when under stress and the such.