- Oct 8, 2008
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Wouldn't your suggestion on legalizing drugs, have the land lords sell the drugs at a much lower price than in the pharmacy, as with the case now?
How can the drug dealers compete with corporate production and distribution.
The whole reason why drug dealers exist is because the prices are very high, due to the fact that they're illegal (and thus the supply is limited). The high prices justify the risk. That is to say that prohibition of anything inevitably creates a black market if the prohibited good is considered useful somehow.
As for drugs and addiction - it is a complex issue. Though there is an underlying element of self medication. Whether due to boredom with life or something more serious. If the drugs were legalized, but regulated, then this could be monitored.
I'm not saying this is the best solution. But America's 'war on drugs' is a big expensive programme and yet it has had little success in stopping the endemic problem in many parts of America. Alternatives must be considered seriously.