People don't just use drugs, people tend to abuse drugs.
Illegal drugs are dangerous and they can easily kill people.
Almost anything that can easily kill people is regulated by the government.
*Most weapon, though allowed, are regulated. You need permits or a license.
*There are traffic laws that help stop accidents.
*Suicide is technically illegal.
*Abuse is illegal
*Even alcohol. A bar has the legal right to cut you off if they feel you've had too much. Public intoxication or walking in public with an open container are usually illegal.
I think it only makes sense that most drugs be illegal as well. It doesn't matter if you're an adult or a juvenile. They can still easily kill you.
Yes I understand your point. People abuse drugs and that causes problems in society like a massive increase in murders, rapes, accidents, overdoses overwhelming the hospitals. Take coke for example, it started as a soft drink used to heal and for pain, the soft drink is coke cola, people became addicted to it and crime over whelmed entire community's so it was banned/outlawed,so coke cola removed the cocaine from there product. It always starts with someone screwing up.
Drugs are illegal because they fog a persons mind, and that person 99% of the time make STUPID choices while on them.
Drug use Hurts Everyone involved, not just the user, but everyone around the user.
Families are Ripped apart because of drugs & alcohol.
The "small" drugs(as weed), are only door openers to"bigger" drugs.
I don't have a problem if someone wants to use drugs, but drugs are known to impair the senses, like alcohol, and can therefore be very dangerous.
But that also opens up the point of, "Why are drugs illegal, while alcohol is not?"
My opinion is that, while alcohol can be very dangerous, there are laws that help make it safer. So why can't there be a law that makes drugs safer to use? The answer to that is very simple. Drinking alcohol is fine, but not drinking it to the point of being an alcoholic, and if you keep drinking, your risk of becoming an alcoholic increases as well. The same is true for drugs. If someone keeps taking drugs, they will want to take more, and more, and more, until they eventually die or kill someone, or both, for that matter.
So all in all. Maybe, MAYBE, once in a blue moon is fine, but definitely not to the point where you NEED it, like most people who drink.
So my answer in short terms is this:
Drugs are illegal because they are a highly addictive substance that can be fatal when used foolishly.
The best answer I can give you is to protect yourself abd the rrst of society. The law is not concerned with the use of a drug but the effects it has on the person who takes them. Leys consider drugs that are legal such as cigarretes and alcohol. Both of these drugs are linked to lung cancer and the abuse of these drugs has lead to deaths because of being intoxicated or from too much damage to the heart. These drugs are STILL legal because society socially accepts them. Now illegal drugs such as cocaine and heroine are illegal becahse society hasn't accepted them yet... Laws are then made to enforce this opinion.
The British went to war twice with china to secure our supply of opium, for mr sherlock holmes, thats how we got hong kong tilll the early 90's.
I did read alot of modern prohibition comes from two business men who demonised cannabis/hemp so they could get their new products onto the market, a rope maker and a newspaper magnet who used diffeent paper.
anyway as history has shown us the drug policies dont work, they just make it worse...
btw drugs arent bad you are brainwashed, its the law and the criminals that are bad. The law creates black markets for criminals to operate only answer LEGALISE.
The illict drugs are not as dangerous as the legal drugs nor many of the prescription drugs o the market, in the UK 140,000 people die due too alcohol and tobacco about 3000-4000 (overestimated rough figure) die due to illegal ones, prescribed drugs are a big problem but i havet got any figures on them, also more people die from peanuts and horseriding in the UK compared to Ecstasy. We do have alot of drug usage(not abuse as that is a term governments use to describe any use but care and educated use of drugs isn't always abuse) in the UK It is estimated that 1 in 3 working adults use cannabis.