Why doesn’t the US legalize drugs like cocaine and heroin as a way to strip the cartels of their biggest assets and take the pow(d)er back?

Why doesn’t the US legalize drugs like cocaine and heroin as a way to strip the cartels of their biggest assets and take the pow(d)er back?

What do you think?

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  1. Because Big Pharma pays the government to make sure that never happens.

    If cocaine and heroin were legal, no one would ever need a prescription again. Even weed will cut in to their profits – CBD is great for pain and anxiety.

  2. I see arguments like this alot. But they miss a whole lot of other details. Just because these drugs are made legal doesn’t suddenly mean they come from all new sources. Cocaine will still come from south America AND heroin still from Asia and the Middle East. It will still make the original pushers rich. However will also just open up and entire industry of middle men. They too will be extremely predatory. Think the cigarette industry but with heroin and cocaine.

    You may say if it’s legal people will grow their own. Very few will, and it’ll add to the grey where people don’t know what is legal product and what continues to be black market.

  3. MostLy because of the puritanical reality of American laws and public biases, Industry’s needing to keep a constant stream of slave labor going through the American penal system and racism.

  4. There is a lot of data we don’t have or know for us common without super top secret clearance to make informed decision. Some things come to mind is that if it’s legalized it can allow more people to grow that don’t know how to manage the plant and eventually have it become an invasive species that kills other crops in area that area dependent on, just random thought but can happen. Some might not know how to capture run off and water/energy company might start charging people more to capture before fed back into water supply we recycle. It’s a national security thing I think.

  5. Weed was made illegal to throw more blacks in prison, maybe it’s less directed now but we still need that pipeline of profitable people to throw through our fucked prison system.

  6. How would they control getting it it would be almost impossible and you can legally have it on you at least right now the police can arrest you if you have it on you

  7. Plenty of reasons. Anti-drug propaganda. The need for their to be some vague unseen enemy for politicians to pretend to fight come election time. Drug offenses are a big boon for the private prison industry.

  8. Having treated overdoses of both in hospital, because the effects of overdose are a lot more serious than those of weed and cigarettes, and largely alcohol as well

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