Social Objection to Ending Prohibition
“No social justification for adding yet another mind-altering substance to the array of mind-altering substances that are available.”
You can read more in the short essay called, “Mind Altering Analysis,” but the main flaws with the reasoning above are:
- Drugs are already available.
- Keeping them illegal prevents us from knowing who is using them.
- Keeping them illegal encourages the rebellious to gravitate to them to irritate authority.
- Keeping them illegal puts them in the hands of kids, which then makes it easier for them to get in the hands of other kids.
- Food, and Information are mind altering.
- The social justification is not, as slanderously implied, to encourage drug use, but to:
- Keep from throwing money and lives away in prisons.
- Let folks who want treatment obtain it without fear of imprisonment.
- Acknowledge that marijuana (at least) has many benefits to society in the healthcare field, industrial use, and various others.
- Let folks out of prison who do not belong there!