You are unhappy with the laws, change them, but understand this others ARE happy with the laws we have.
In case you haven't noticed, that's what this thread is all about.
The laws are made because PEOPLE want these laws.
You really should look up the real reasons cannabis was outlawed in the US. As I stated before, cannabis is a schedule 1 drug, the same class as heroin, cocaine is a schedule 2 drug. Does that make sense to you?
More people die from prescription drugs than all the illegal drugs combined. Should we outlaw prescription drugs too? Would that stop people from getting these drugs? Or would it create a black market supply led by hardcore criminals?
First you blamed the use of drugs (as if all drugs are the same) for robberies and murder and said these crimes would skyrocket if they were legalized. The evidence does not support this claim. Later on, you stated that you don't care if it's legal or not and went on to rant about people blaming others and not accepting responsibility for their actions. Which has nothing to do with the topic.
I know nothing anyone says here will change your mind, but it will give you something to think about. Peace. Out.
I did NOT say legalizing them would not lead to the things I said. They would, alcohol does also, this would just compound the problems. Alcohol is bad, let make MORE bad things legal, and how exactly does that help?? Law Enforcement deals with the abuse of alcohol day in and day out, along with hospitals, social service agencies and government programs. Alcohol is the number 1 abused drug. The legalization of drugs would increase those problems. Legal prescription drugs ARE illegal, without a prescription. You can buy those also illegally and they are abused, that is now becoming a larger and larger problem. They do increase crime problems, I stand by those statements. The war on drugs has also cause massive problems for law enforcement, and those problems will not decrease one bit making marijuana legal. Will make it worse, for DUI enforcement, and other things. Law Enforcement enforces the laws, without regard to personal feelings on whats right or wrong. They will die (and do all the time) defending or protecting people they do not even know, and may not like. When the people have spoken and passed laws, they get enforced. Same way, when they lock someone up for any crime, it goes to court, what the court decides is on the court, not the officer making the arrest. When people would get found not guilty, they feel they "beat" the officer in court, it doesn't work like that. They go in present the case and the verdict of guilt of not guilty is up to the judge or jury. To the officer it is just another hassle of the job, going to court. I still stand by personal responsibility for behavior, whether it's drinking, or doing drugs. When someone screws up, it is on them as they decided to take the substance. I do NOT think taxpayers should be asked to pay for their lifestyle choices. Also there is NO such thing as a victimless crime. The people that use those drugs are responsible for all the problems the drug trade causes.