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Old 01-13-2011, 08:42 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I like beer, I do. Hell, any alcohol will get my gears going. I know for a fact if it were illegal, I would still drink. Other drugs though, no urge to do them. I'm not saying I haven't experimented once or twice, just not my bag. I rather couch surf with a beer and a bag of chips , rather than a pipe and a box of cereal. Different strokes you know, lol?

So no, I wouldn't go out and do current drugs if they instantly turned legal. But, say if alcohol were to become illegal I wouldn't have a problem shifting my moral compass .
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:36 AM   #83 (permalink)
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As someone else said, Tore i think, I think legalizing drugs would mainly affect high schoolers and teens
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:08 AM   #84 (permalink)
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As someone else said, Tore i think, I think legalizing drugs would mainly affect high schoolers and teens
I disagree with this. If drugs were legalized you'd presumably have to be over 21 to buy them, just like alcohol. So obtaining them would still mean that teenagers would have to engage in illegal activity, just like they do right now. That doesn't really seem like much of a change to me.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:10 AM   #85 (permalink)
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As someone else said, Tore i think, I think legalizing drugs would mainly affect high schoolers and teens
I think it would effect more than that. I think it would imagine anyone up to 30 or around that age. If marijuana were legalized, I think that people would look at it as, basically another recreational drug. Adults don't smoke it, mainly because it is illegal. I would see it as just another recreational drug. If it were legalized, people, including adults, that may want something at the end of the day to relax, and that's what Marijuana does, relaxes you. It's up to the person that is high to control what type of high they get, generally, teens tend to favor the fun side of the high, but would probably just get high to relax after a long day. People go home after a long day of work, smoke a cigarette, drink a beer,but there might be some people who don't want to take the risks of overdoing these two, and believe it or not (s_k) Marijuana is a safer drug than both. It wouldn't be uncommon to find adults that smoke Marijuana, but they wouldn't smoke it because it's cool or it's fun, but because it's another thing that helps people relax.
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I think it would effect more than that. I think it would imagine anyone up to 30 or around that age. If marijuana were legalized, I think that people would look at it as, basically another recreational drug. Adults don't smoke it, mainly because it is illegal. I would see it as just another recreational drug. If it were legalized, people, including adults, that may want something at the end of the day to relax, and that's what Marijuana does, relaxes you. It's up to the person that is high to control what type of high they get, generally, teens tend to favor the fun side of the high, but would probably just get high to relax after a long day. People go home after a long day of work, smoke a cigarette, drink a beer,but there might be some people who don't want to take the risks of overdoing these two, and believe it or not (s_k) Marijuana is a safer drug than both. It wouldn't be uncommon to find adults that smoke Marijuana, but they wouldn't smoke it because it's cool or it's fun, but because it's another thing that helps people relax.
I would argue that people already look at as just another recreational drug. And if you think it's uncommon to find adults who smoke it, you're very, very misinformed.
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Well, in my case, I'm mostly making assumptions. I don't hang out with adults, being only a teen myself, so I have not met one adult personally, but I'm sure they are out there. I'm just saying it would be a lot more common. Adults have a lot more to think about than kids, and doing something illegal is just to much of a risk. If it was legal, I'm sure that adult smoking population would go way up.
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:39 AM   #88 (permalink)
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I would for sure. I've already sampled various drugs that are currently illegal in the US, and if others were made more available I would want to try them too. I just really want to try opium. No idea why.

But I've never really considered the legality of something to be a deterrent of any kind since any idiot can get away with just about anything with a little caution.

Adults do drugs though. I'm only 21, but most of the people that I socialize with are in their 30's and they all do one thing or another. It adds a funny new dynamic, instead of trying to not get busted by parents, they're trying to not get busted by their kids.
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I would argue that people already look at as just another recreational drug. And if you think it's uncommon to find adults who smoke it, you're very, very misinformed.
Indeed. More adults and professionals than you think smoke, they just dont go around advertising it. Being legal would change nothing, Im extremely confident in that theory.
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I disagree with this. If drugs were legalized you'd presumably have to be over 21 to buy them, just like alcohol. So obtaining them would still mean that teenagers would have to engage in illegal activity, just like they do right now. That doesn't really seem like much of a change to me.
I will have to disagree. Weed is legal in Holland and the legal age to buy it is 16. So far there's not been too much of a problem with underage use from licenced premises, partially because there's a culture there of vendors actually bothering to check IDs and the kids themselves respect the age limits for the most part.

Also, don't know a huge amount about US law, but at the moment (in the UK anyway) it seems that getting arrested for posession of any drug, weed included, can really mess your chances up: some colleges/universities won't accept anyone with convictions (mine didn't) for drugs, you can't travel to some countries (Australia takes a pretty strict stance on this for starters) and the Army usually restricts entry for anyone charged with drugs offenses.

Should it be legalized, they really can't do much beyond what they do for underage drinking: confiscate any contraband goods and tell you to leave the place you're at.

Major difference between these two scenarios. One will ruin your life,the other will be a hassle but otherwise less serious.

It's like anything: responsible use. You have a culture where age limits on things are respected and there's no issue. Bit like Japan: it's common to go into a magazine store and see 'adult' material on the racks right next to kids and teenage stuff, but the kids don't seem to bother to even really regard it.
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