IF ALL DRUGS WERE LEGAL ?
A longer discussion is at http://www.dpft.org/longrange.htm
THE BIGGEST FEARS EXAMINED
If drugs become legal they will be available on the shelves of every convenience store.
Marijuana is already more available to teens than alcohol.
It is unthinkable that legal marijuana would be sold in a manner less restrictive than now applies for alcohol.
More dangerous drugs would almost certainly be available only on a highly restricted basis similar to current prescription sales.
Again, illegal drugs are far more available than this already to those who really care to use them.
Legalized drugs means "a nation of Zombies" and "a lost generation of children." Many people who try them will become addicted.
Research shows that prohibitions have little or no impact on drug use.
[See: The Drug War Does Not Deter ]
There is ample evidence to suggest that we might well reduce addiction more effectively over time. This section presents nine factors that help to explain why.
[See: Factors To Consider]
Prohibitions may well make problems worse for the two most critical groups, children and those who abuse drugs rather than simply use them.