Drugs. Two Great Recent Videos
For a plethora of reasons, I'm generally sympathetic to and for the arguments of legalizing and/or decriminalizing drugs...especially marijuana. It's well covered territory on both sides of the argument but, in the end, the anti-legalization arguments fail to convince me that it's a better way to handle this issue. To me, it's not an issue of whether people can or will have access to these drugs because they do. So, "illegal" clearly does not mean "no access" or "diminished access" or "keeping us all drug free". Likewise, "legal" does not mean the opposite.
To me, it's a given that people will get the drugs the want and try the drugs they want whether it's illegal or not. The only choice we face is how that happens and what consequences we create along the way.
And we aren't even touching the issue of medically recommended medical marijuana. That THAT should illegal...especially at a federal level...is preposterous.
Will this ever change? I don't know. I hope that, in time, it will.
Meanwhile, here are two great videos that came out recently.
First is Ron Paul vs. Stephen Baldwin on drug legalization:
Next, from the 3-13-09 episode of 20/20, here's Stossel and Drew Carey covering medical marijuana and an unfortunate casualty of this fight: A doctor in California.
(BTW, The Liberty Papers has all six segments from that 20/20 episode available in one spot. Great viewing.