The Case for Drug Legalisation

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Revision History
Revision 53744 June 2012shlomif
Add the two Calamities of Nature strips. This is the third version.
Revision 527028 April 2012shlomif
Add the section about drug users who become drug dealers becoming exposed to more drugs. Add the section about drug users forming a subculture and tending to associate with one another. Add the part about “buying as much as one can afford”.
Revision 32842 January 2009shlomif
Converted to DocBook 5 and added the section “Note about Why Politicians Support The Prohibition”.
Revision 180129 February 2008shlomif
Fixed some typos, added the “What you can do about it?” section and added the “Links” section.
Revision 154828 July 2006shlomif
Finished the first published version.
Revision 151814 October 2005shlomif
Forked the text from a previous document, and starting to adapt it.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Morality of Drug Abuse
The Biology of Drug Use
The Bio-Psychology of Drug Use
Arguments for Drug Legalisation
The Prohibition on Drugs Causes an Inflation of Crime
The War on Drugs does not Help to Fight them
The Prohibition on Drugs Lowers the Quality of Drugs
The Prohibition on Drugs Causes Proliferation of Drugs’ Use
Slowdown of the Progress of Lower Sectors
Drug Users Serve as the “Unholy Enemy” of Society
The Prohibition Causes an Abusive Behaviour among the Users
Drug Users Form a Subculture
Prevention of Legitimate Uses
Strain on Society due to People in Jail
Note about Why Politicians Support The Prohibition
Summary
What You can do about it?
Links

Introduction

Many people take the prohibition on the currently illegal narcotics (e.g: Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin) for granted. They believe that just because the drugs are physically harmful, they should be banned. Yet, this is very far from the fact. While drugs can be harmful, there is no good reason to make them illegal. In fact, the prohibition on drugs causes so many undesirable side-effects, that they must be made legal.

If this sounds fantastic to you - read on, I’m sure you’ll find out that I know what I’m saying.

The war on drugs has been supported by both the left and right political camps, and has only been rejected by Libertarians and various other minority groups who hold this view. As a result, most people who believe they should choose between left, right or middle, think drug prohibition is acceptable on everybody. But this is not the case. The prohibition on drugs is very harmful to the public and individual well-being and must be eradicated as soon as possible.