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Do you think that substance abuse should be decriminalized and treated as a health issue? [twitter.com]

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Absolutely.

bleurowz Level 8 Mar 16, 2019
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Yes

mordant Level 8 Mar 15, 2019
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Definitely.

ProudMerrie Level 7 Mar 15, 2019
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Yes, the War on Drugs enriches the bad guys and promotes extreme and widespread violence. Frankly, better an "opiod crisis" than a War on Drugs.

seattlepanda Level 7 Mar 15, 2019

Better a lot more attention to why Americans drink and drug themselves so much....

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Yes.

Bobby9 Level 7 Mar 15, 2019
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Yes, what you do with your body is your problem, not a crime

Pedrohbds Level 7 Mar 15, 2019

Not exclusively your problem. Nobody is an island.

@ToolGuy with this argument you can inntreffer in any aspect of anyone's life.

@Pedrohbds inntreffer ????

@ToolGuy interfere

@bingst Just reflecting reality.

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Yes.

But first we would have to stop privatizing the prison system....

Gooniesnvrdie Level 7 Mar 15, 2019
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A million times yes.

Minta79 Level 7 Mar 15, 2019
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Yes, criminalizing it has been a failure in terms of preventing people from using drugs and has financed the drug cartels and corruption that are wrecking havoc in Mexico and many other countries.

EskieMom Level 4 Mar 15, 2019

It was never meant to prevent people from using. Criminalizing drug use was meant to generate revenue.

It may have had that purpose as well, but it was also a way for Nixon legally go after groups of people that were against him and the Republican party. It didn't take long for other Republicans realized that it was a convenient way disenfranchise millions of people who were likely vote against them. Slowly some of the people who lost their right vote are getting it back, Florida for example, hopefully that trend will continue.

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Of course, it amazes me that alcohol that brings so much misery is almost encouraged but other forms or abuse is frowned upon.

Jolanta Level 8 Mar 15, 2019

Maybe because it's too difficult to smuggle booze into prisons?

@bingst They make it themselves. Not that difficult if you have fruit or potatoes, in a plastic bag.

@Jolanta Yeah, that too. Even more of a reason not to criminalize it. The makers would lose all their customers.

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Yes

Paracosm Level 7 Mar 15, 2019
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Yes

thislife Level 7 Mar 15, 2019
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Absolutely.....no question about it.

nicknotes Level 7 Mar 14, 2019
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Yes, it is a health issue of the body and the mind.

mzbehavin Level 7 Mar 14, 2019
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Definitely.

gearl Level 7 Mar 14, 2019
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