Notes on a web journey

posted on: 05 April 2008

Licit and illicit

filed under: @ 09:40:41

The illicit drugs trade (also referred to as the illegal drugs trade or drug trafficking) is one of the largest global businesses, at some $322 billion, according to the UN World Drug Report, 2007.

Illicit Drugs

I think decriminalization is the only way. It would eliminate the profits of organized crime (with all the other dealings that come with it) and it would cut the micro criminality rate down quite a lot.

The idea that if drugs are decriminalized automatically everyone becomes a drug addict is just nonsense and I don't understand where the people thinking like that have been living until now. As far as I know the youngs usually know exactly what does what. If you were a teenager in the eighties, like I was, you should have seen it all already, as I did.

Beside, believing that people are not able to take care of themselves is an insult to everyone intelligence, if we are able to choose how to regulate the use of alcohol, for example, since it is legal, why shouldn't we be able to do the same with other kinds of drugs? Sometimes I wonder: are the people advocating prohibition doing it because they somehow really believe in it or because there are to many interests at stake? Both drug trafficking and war on drugs are worth billion of dollars and are tight with arms dealing...sometimes the line between licit and illicit becomes strangely blurred...

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posted on: 17 July 2005

Comparisons

filed under: @ 11:06:50

These are the results of a study on drugs abuse in the UK:

UK Government 2005 drug abuse report

Notice that, as stated in the report, alcohol kills 6,000 and tobacco 100,000 a year.

The report can be downloaded with a “right click here and save” (PDF document, you must have Acrobat Reader installed)

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