Tag Archive: drugs

Day 1 – Do you believe in god?/What religion are you?
Day 2 – Do you believe in an afterlife? What do you believe happens when you die?
Day 3 – Are you proud to be from whatever country you are from?
Day 4 – What is your view on gay marriage? Homosexuality in general?
Day 5 – Do you think sex before marriage is okay?
Day 6 – How do you feel that sex education should be handled in schools?
Day 7 – Do you want to get married and/or have kids?

Day 8 – Do you think any drugs should be legalized? Do you think there should be an age for drinking?
Day 9 – Pro-life or pro-choice?
Day 10 – Have any opinions about year-round schooling?
Day 11 – What do you think about prostitution? Should it be legal?
Day 12 – Do you think men today are too “wimpy” and need to “man up”? How do you feel about gender roles as a whole?
Day 13 – Do you think there should be an age to get tattoos/piercings without the consent of a parent?
Day 14 – Do you believe in aliens?
Day 15 – Do you believe in regrets? Do you have any terrible ones?
Day 16 – What do you want to happen to your body when you die?
Day 17 – How about that cloning stuff?
Day 18 – What is your take on people who self harm (cutting, burning, scratching etc etc.)
Day 19 – Do you think high schools should give out free contraceptives?
Day 20 – What do you think about plastic surgery?
Day 21 – What do you think about the death penalty?
Day 22 – Do you say your country’s national anthem/pledge of allegiance when it is said/listened to?
Day 23 – What do you think about thinspo?
Day 24 – Euthanasia – Your thoughts?
Day 25 – Do you think violent video games should be banned?
Day 26 – Which do you think should be taught in schools: Evolution or creationism?
Day 27 – “Illegal” downloading – Yay or nay?
Day 28 – Do you think zero tolerance policies are effective in achieving their objectives?
Day 29 – Do you feel as though women should be able to walk around topless like men? Why or why not?
Day 30 – Do you think the internet should be censored?

This might ramble and meander. I’m a bit tired, and I have a lot of thoughts on this. As always, if you don’t understand what I’m trying to say, ask. How else will I know I’m being unclear?

Legalize ’em. All of ’em.

“All drugs?” I hear you asking, a concerned tone in your voice. “I can understand marijuana, but…all drugs?”

Yes indeed. All drugs.

“Surely you can’t mean meth, right? There must be SOME mistake!”

Nope. All drugs.

A concern I often hear is, “What if someone living next to me is a meth addict and destroys my home?”

Destroying your home is already against the law. And the law against meth isn’t stopping people from becoming meth addicts. Instead of people trying to hide their meth addiction and deal with it on their own, if it were legal, then people wouldn’t have to worry about getting in legal trouble while searching for a cure. And anyways, meth being illegal doesn’t stop people from becoming meth addicts now, does it? Well, if the law isn’t doing what it’s supposed to do (supposedly, keeping people from taking drugs) doesn’t work, then why keep trying to enforce it as it is, instead of fixing or reforming it?

Also, besides that, what if that person taking meth DOESN’T destroy your home? What if they do meth then stay in their home and have a good time? Are you trying to say that people don’t have the right to do what they want in their own homes even if they aren’t hurting anyone? (And themselves doesn’t count…they’re big boys and girls, they can make their own decisions….I mean, it’s no worse than killing yourself with alcohol…but more on that later…)

Also, I feel like making drugs illegal is more of a health risk than having them legalized. If drugs are illegal, there’s more of a chance of your drugs being laced with something, or not actually be what they claimed it was at all, which could cause all sorts of medical issues. If it were legal, it would likely be sold in stores (likely age restricted, thereby also taking care of the problem of little kids being able to walk in and shoot up) and either it would be regulated, or suppliers would be worried about their “brand image” being tarnished so that might keep them on “good behavior”. Then you wouldn’t have to deal with the death toll from drug deals gone wrong, SWAT raids gone wrong, deaths from drugs not being what they said they were, accidental overdoses because the strength of something is other than what they expected…

Also, most people who I talk to tend to believe that if drugs were legalized, everyone would go rush out to their stores and buy their poison, so to speak. However, that simply isn’t true. Cigarettes are legal, but not everyone smokes them, right? Alcohol is legal, but not everyone drinks, do they? And when they do drink, most people drink responsibly, right? If you’re that worried, keep drug education in schools (but actually teach the right thing…I can clearly remember my teacher saying things in my health class that I found out later were outright lies. Then again, this is the same class as that sex ed one I mentioned 2 days ago…). Teach kids the potential dangers of the drugs (the drugs themselves…not the effects of prohibition making it illegal….like the lacing the drugs bit.) (Also, just a note? It is possible to do illegal drugs without getting addicted to them. Some are very low on the scale of how easy it is to get addicted to them. For instance, it’s easier to get addicted to tobacco and caffeine than LSD. I’ve seen people confuse casual drug use with addiction. Two completely separate things.)

As a matter of fact, I feel as though keeping drugs illegal causes MORE people to try drugs. I know people who started smoking pot because it made them seem all “bad” and “hardcore” back in high school because it was illegal. There are plenty of people who like to have the persona of being so “bad” and “hardcore”. So they do the drugs because it thinks it will make them “bad”. However, if drugs were legal, they wouldn’t be viewed as a way to break the law and be “bad”. So I feel as though it might actually cause fewer people to start doing drugs.

And then we come to alcohol. Alcohol kills more people every year than all illegal drugs combined. Yet it’s legal. Yet it KILLS more people. And yet we need to keep the other drugs illegal to keep people safe? If anything should be illegal, it should be alcohol.

But then everyone remembers what happened during alcohol prohibition….oh wait, you don’t have to look that far back. Just look at what’s going on in the drug market now. People can’t get it legally, so they obtain it illegally. Like how some times people went blind or had other problems from the quality of the moonshine, some people have health issues because the drug is laced with something. The price of alcohol went up, like the price of drugs is so high, due to there being more risk with carrying it, and due to the fact that people HAD to (have to) pay that price because they can’t get it from somewhere else.

As for if I think there should be a minimum drinking age….I’m not quite sure. I don’t like thinking of babies in diapers drinking a bud lite or whatever, but I also think that barring teenagers from drinking beer is a big part of the problem with how our culture deals with alcohol. Look at European countries and their drinking culture. Ask any exchange student who studied in a European country with a lower/more relaxed drinking age, and they’ll tell you that it’s usually only the Americans getting fall-down drunk, and people will look at them like, “What’s wrong with you, why are you drinking so much? You’re acting stupid, and you won’t remember anything later!” You’ll see 15 and 16 year olds having a glass of wine with dinner like it’s no big deal. You take something, and say “No, you can’t have this, it’s very naughty if you drink this until you reach a certain age…” it usually tends to make people want that forbidden thing all the more, even if they don’t particularly like it. That’s why drinking is such a problem for some people during their first year at college. It’s the first chance some people have had to have alcohol, so they tend to overdo it. Also, don’t kid yourself, it’s insanely easy to get alcohol under the age of 21 in college. Most it takes is you having to give them a little extra. I didn’t drink much when I was under 21, but I had roommates who did. Again, with the :”if it isn’t effective (keeping people under the age of 21 from obtaining alcohol), then why have it, if it’s no more than a minor inconvenience. It would be much better if parents taught their kids how to responsibly drink from a young age, so that way they don’t go out bingeing and drinking 10 beers because now there’s no one to stop them. That’s what my mom did. If I wanted alcohol, my mom would get me some, provided that she was there to watch me so that I didn’t get into trouble, and stayed at home, so that she would know I was safe. So I learned fairly early on that alcohol wasn’t this big mysterious bad thing, it was a drink that did weird things and should be respected, because it could make people sick. That’s why drinking wasn’t too big of a draw for me when I want away to college. Once in a while, I’d have a glass of wine or whatever, but I didn’t feel it necessary to go out and drink to get drunk, because I had been drunk before, and it was all well and dandy but if I’m having fun doing this other thing, what’s the point?

In short, drugs and alcohol laws as they stand right now are stupid, and seem to only exist because the fines are a cheap way for the police department to get more money. They don’t seem to deter people from getting drugs or alcohol, just jacks up the price, makes the drugs less safe, and makes a few extra hoops for someone to jump through when trying to get it.

And oh, only tangently related? I think it’s bullshit — yes, bullshit — that you can lose student aid for being caught with a joint, and yet if you’re a rapist or a murderer, you don’t lose aid at all. How is getting caught with drugs a more heinous crime than murder, or rape? I find it ridiculous that students are losing aid, having to drop out of college, for having fun and not hurting anybody, yet nothing bad about aid happens if you rape someone, or murder someone, which definitely does hurt someone. I would rather have the guy who got caught with a joint sitting next to me during class than the guy who raped someone, but hey, no one seems to want to listen to me…



“Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the Weather.” — Comedian : Bill Hicks

Good man, good man.

Also, happy (belated) birthday to me! I am now 22. Huzzah!

Win quote!

I do not know how true this is, since a friend posted it as his facebook status, but I thought it was so epic I had to share..

I met this guy and I asked him, ‘You wanna do some coke?’ He goes, ‘No, no, no.’ I’m whacking this stuff up my nose… I say, ‘What do you do?’ He says ‘I work for the government.’ Uh…what do you do with the government?’ ‘I work for the drug squad.’ I sez, ‘You’re fucking joking.’ He shows me his badge. I fuckin’ flipped…He says, ‘oh you’re all right. I’m the guy who got you the coke.’”- Ozzy Osbourne

Ah, I knew there was a reason why I ♥ Ozzy. 😉

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