Originally Posted by radix2
Criminalization of addiction simply turns one problem - addiction - into two problems - addiction and trafficking crime.
Decriminalization does not mean society has to approve of users/addicts any more than it has to approve of alcoholics - we still retain our regulation of behavior both socially and criminally.
what we are doing now is not working
the most sensible argument I've seen so far, radix2!
But... is it likely to 'cut drug use in half'?
And what about my concern of increased criminal activity due to increase need to get money etc for drugs?