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|User Info||How Long Before We Have An Honest Drug Discussion?; entered at 2012-05-13 17:56:05|
Portugal is largely ignored Asi, because it has been successful. 99% of people would be completely unaware of it.|
Drugs are illegal for any number of reasons: they make the govt money (both US and foreign), they create more laws and hence more criminals (if you are breaking a law, the govt has more control over you...govt only fears free citizens), they make the military-industrial complex money, they make the banks money etc etc
None of it has anything to do with actually keeping people safe, or preventing harm.
Unfortunately drugs are such a politicised issue now that if you even suggest de-criminalisation, let alone legalisation, you are looked at like you just pulled your cock out and started swinging. Any rational conversation at that point goes out the window.