Weirdharold’s Thoughts on the War on Drugs in the 90s

Drug Policy Discussion

6/9/90

Q #1. Which narcotic and psychopathic drugs would be legalized?
A #1. No drug would be put on the market until all the tests that are giving drugs today are completed and evalutated. Labels would be prepared to inform the user what to expect, and sellers would be liable for the validity to the truthfulness of the label.

Q #2. Would we allow all drugs to become legally sold and used, or would we select the most abused, such as cocaine, heroin, and marijuana?
A #2. See Q #1.

Q #3. Who would adminster the doses: the state of the indivudual?
A #3. Who currently adminsters the (illegal) drug doses?

Q #4. What quanitity of drugs would each individual be allowed to get?
A #4. The buyer’s finances would determine how much he or she purchases.

Q #5. What about addicts? Would we not have to give them more in order to satisfy their cravings, or would we just give them enough to just whet their appetites?
A #5. There is no need for the state to determine if a person is an addict or not.

Q #6. What would we do about those who are experimenting? Do we sell them the drugs too and encourage them to pick up the habit?
A #6. Continue to do as we do today (although there are better methods).
Q #7. Will the government establish tax-supported facilities to sell these drugs?
A #7. The drugs should be taxed.

Q #8. Would we get the supply from the same foreign countries that support our habits now? Or would we create our own internal sources–“dope factories”–paying people the minimum wage to churn out mounds of cocaine and bales of marijuana?
A #8. We have the capacity in this country to fill the market void internally.

Q #9. Would there be an age limit on who could purchase the drugs like with alcohol? What would the market price be and who would set it? Would private industry be allowed to have a stake in any of this?
A #9. Supply and demand will determine fair market value.

Q #10. What are we going to do about under-age youngesters–the age gruop hit hardest by the crack crisis? Are we going to give them identification cards? How can we prevent adults from purchasing drugs for them?
A #10. We cannot stop this from happening, but I am convinced that I can stop my under-age children from buying drugs.

Q #11. How many people are projected to become addicts as a result of the introduction of cheaper, more available drugs sanctioned by the government?
A #11. The controlled sale of a substance will not change the mental health of The United States of America.

Q #12. Since marijuana remains in a pesron’s system for weeks, what would we do about pilots, railroad egineers, surgeons, police, cross country truckers, and nuclear power play employees, all of whom want to use it during off-duty hours? And what would be the effect on the health insurance industry?
A #12. We will continue to do what we are doing now. We must require each employee to perform his duties in an efficient and safe manner. Where public safety is a concern, an employee should be tested daily as to his ability to perform his tasks (not for alcohol and drugs). No automobile or truck should be started until the intended driver has proven that he has the motor skills and hand/foot dexterity to operate the vehicle.

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Author: harold