Except the use and trading of drugs isn't equivalent to murder. Talk about your fallacies. They are related in that they are both illegal. So flip the word from drugs to jaywalking, from drugs to illegal parking, from drugs to tax evasion. See how that works? By saying murder instead of any other crime you're making those in favor of legalization seem like lunatics. That might not be your intention but that exact argument isn't new. Been there, done that.
Originally Posted by modi123
There there's the slippery-slope. If we legalize drugs, next thing you know we'll legalize other crimes. Well, that reasoning goes both ways. If we make drugs illegal next thing you know we'll make insertchosenthingtomakeitseemcrazy illegal.
As for your other arguments, the government regulates prescription medication. Prescription medications are drugs. They are regulated. It's not a stretch to regulate pot. By your reasoning alcohol should also be illegal because of the small amount of illegal distilleries that exist. Last time I checked, ABC stores aren't going out of business because bathtub brews are stealing their business.
I'm not endorsing the use of pot or the idea of legalization and or decriminalization. I'm just checking your reasoning here.
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