DRUGS ARE BAD FOR YOU… a sentence that is hummed into us throughout our educating lives. Sure most of us know this but I’m going to put it out there and say the majority of people within the UK, maybe even you reading this, have at dabbled with some form of illegal drugs.
My view is… Drugs should be legalised.
Not because I’m some raging drug taker! Simply because I think legalising drugs would help lower crime and improve the communities we live in. Having said this, it is my belief that while legal, drug use should monitored and moderated. That is, all drugs should be available by prescription, from your doctor, if really needed – much like the legalisation of medical marijuana in many US states.
Making drugs legal or illegal doesn’t stop a person from trying them. In fact the legalisation of drugs is only a small matter to consider. We should stop putting classifications and name tags to substances and think about the real issues like helping addicts, improving education about the consequences of drug taking… rather than hit them with an authority stamp which I would argue is irrelevant.
If drugs we’re legalised and a person had to go via a doctor or pharmacist to receive their allowance, it would help society target the people with the problems and allow them to get help. I believe this would lessen the back street dealers and reduce drug related crime.
Of course some laws should still be in place for when drugs and criminal activity are related… but for actual people using it – well at the end of the day it’s up to that person. No one can stop drugs being used full stop, not the government, education, parents… the list goes it.
Drugs will be around forever, limiting the usage however is an issue that has the potential to be controlled.
Thank you for taking the time to hear me out. Please feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below. If you agree with my views then please vote for me in the poll on the right hand side of this page.