I hear people say: “America should legalize all drugs because Portugal did it and everything was fine.” Actually, that’s not true. It’s time to look at exactly what Portugal did in relation to their drug problem and what the result was.
There’s a common opinion among those who are addicted that they are only hurting themselves. This is far from the truth but it can be hard to convince the addicted person because of the effects of the drugs or alcohol on their responsibility and morality.
Recently, I wrote an article about two drug dealers arrested with enough fentanyl to kill everyone in New Jersey and New York City. This turned out to be an incredibly hot topic with readers because of the brief jail sentences they received. Should they actually have been charged with domestic terrorism?
Marijuana and cannabis products have been around for decades and are nothing new to the American drug scene. However, synthetic marijuana is a relatively new drug, a substance that presents mystery and a plethora of unknown effects.
According to research, approximately one-hundred million Americans suffer from some form of regular, recurring pain problem. That is almost one-third of the entire population of the United States.
There are many loudly-vocal advocates who claim that the only solution to our drug problem is to make drugs legal, or to at least decriminalize them. Why would this be a disastrously bad idea?
Few Americans at this point are unaware of the opioid epidemic that our country faces. Finally, after years of deaths, economic burden, and misery among millions of American families, we are starting to understand the true severity of this problem.
Illicit drug dealers have long given their drugs catchy nicknames in the hopes of luring customers back to buy more of a particular product. But when they nicknamed a combination of opioids “gray death,“ that was a grim predictor of the overdose deaths to result from this product.
Our headlines are peppered with news about opioids, marijuana and recently, stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamine.
We all want an enjoyable world to live in, one in which we feel free to plan our futures. Too many people fail to realize that for millions, alcohol is ruining any possibility of a pleasant, enjoyable future.