05-19-2012, 03:19 PM
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| | dick pound urges parents to discuss drugs
Its time to talk to your kids about drugs - The Globe and Mail
dick pound is also the current chair of the partnership for a drug free canada
which i didnt know. interesting.
this would fall in the same place as prevention before cure. "i am disapointed that the discussion centres on liberalizing legislation. nowhere do we hear anything about prevention education." i cant really agrue. perhaps both.
"you can work with your kids on strategies to avoid uncomfortable situations or looking 'uncool' if they dont go along with the crowd." seems that part of keeping drugs in the underground is that it creates a subculture of sorts. not so much with things like tobacco or alcohol, which kill more people than illicit drugs. prescription drug abuse is also rising. drug abuse is uncool, period. but drugs are just that. chemicals that effect your brain and/or body. big deal! any cool or uncool labels on those who do or dont are just as uncool. not to mention that prescription drugs are medicines, and most illict drugs are illegal for abuse potential. not necessarily for the harm they cause to the user sans abuse of course. and even some of those classifactions are very questionable. marijuana is the prime example. even then drug use or abuse doesnt mean these people are criminals. two drugs that are the most harmful without any medical purpose, tobacco and alcohol. go figure. is legalizing drugs the answer
. from the above article, this says no. or more accuratley theres just a lot of questions. unanswered because no one has a crystal ball. while the answer isnt that simple, its also not so complex. its either illegal or its not. all other questions try to answer different aspects of legalization. prohibition has already failed once and been reversed because of some of these same problems. just now on a larger more violent scale.
Last edited by ergomaniac; 05-19-2012 at 03:31 PM.