START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
Oct 21, 2009

Drugs?
Personally I like the concept of legalize, regulate, and tax!!

Create taxes based on two criteria:
addictiveness: the higher the level of addictiveness the greater the tax
deadliness: the greater the risk of death to oneself or another the greater the tax.
In all cases any 'drug' would be seen as having additional taxes that would go towards enforcing regulations, educating people on drug use, recovery programs, research, and assistance to people who have a medical need for a drug.

Defining drug?
This may get tricky with items such as caffeine and in regards to dealing with OTC medications and prescription medications. This would have to be worked out.

Any TOTAL Illegal drugs still?
Usually my own mind immediate jumps to drugs such as heroine and cocaine. However, I wonder if it is wise to make these continue to be illegal versus having them be extremely taxed and regulated.

Regulations?
Create laws against use while driving, limiting use to specific places (ie homes, licensed "parlors", or similar). Create limits on purchasing to control usage to a degree. Fines when a person is caught with more than the acceptable amounts. And truly the ability to enforce these regulations is key.

Visibility: Everyone
Posted: Wednesday October 21, 2009, 9:16 am
Tags: drugs drug enforcement [add/edit tags]

Group Discussions
Comments
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:

Author

Debra Macking
female, age 36, committed relationship
St Petersburg, FL, USA
DEBRA'S SHARES
Oct
21
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Animal Cruelty/Testing A Balance?PETA was recently at USF in Tampa FL, additionally I have come across groups again lately that will claim vegetarian or similar  due to cruety to animals, global warming, etc. So many of the pictures and videos ne...
(0 comments  |  discussions )
The Realm of Abortion? I did not address abortion and its legality in the HealthCare Program for a number of reasons. 1. I do not think it should be covered in the general program as there is/should be knowledge about how one gets pregnant, birth cont...
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Taxes Versus Programs? I have been writing ideas for two different programs: Health Program: http://blogs.myspace.com/ index.cfm?fuseaction=blog .view&friendId=175980 90&blogId=515137266&n bsp; (Really would like feedback) and Food Program: http:...


SHARES FROM DEBRA'S NETWORK
Jan
19
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\n\\n \\\"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.\\\"  (Matthew 5:5)Who are the meek?  I guess it depends who you ask, but I think the meaning implied in the passage above has somehow been lost over the years.  Perhaps t...
Jan
12
(0 comments  |  discussions )
  It is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul.  There is much to be said about this.  You can see emotion through the eyes, can you not?  You can often tell if a person is lying or not by looking into their eyes.  Wha...
Jan
11
(0 comments  |  discussions )
When we are born, we are aware of our spiritual self.  Actually, this is the part of ourselves with which we are most aware!  The body is new.  Wow!  Look at those fingers and toes!  As to the mental aspect of self, we were ha...
Jan
5
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\nI no longer choose to trust the medical system with caring for my health in any significant way.  If I need stitches or an emergency accident occurs.  But for my ongoing health care, no thank you.  I do not believe in their ways.\\nI o...
Dec
31
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\nThe turning of the calendar year \\nbrings hope of new things, but the truth is that new things occur every \\nmoment in time.  And just as we have the tradition of making resolutions\\n on New Year\\\'s Day, we can also resolve to change how we exp...


MORE MEMBER BLOGS
Mar 31
Blog: How to Extend the Life of your TRIAD Boilers by Kayleigh L.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — \\nHow to Extend the Life of your TRIAD Boilers \\r\\n \\r\\nCorlis Engine Review\\r\\nEvery user desires to prolong the life of a unit. TRIAD assists their clients in achieving this important objective by informing them of ways they can avoid problems... more
Feb 27
Blog: Dr Oz Weight Loss - The 100% Natural And Very Efficient Diet Pill by Debra S.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — \\nYes, Dr. Oz called Garcinia Cambogia Extract (HCA) the Holy Grail of Weight Loss. He went on to say, “Anytime I see a scientist get this excited about something like Garcinia Cambogia Extract and when I looked through some of this research and... more
Blog: My Favorite Websites by krysta I.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — \\nIFAW: www.ifaw.org\\r\\nOCEANA www.oceana.org\\r\\nPETA: www.peta.org\\r\\nEARTH 911: www.earth911.org\\r\\nANI MALs ASIA: www.animalsasia.org\\r\\n \\r\\n\\r\\n\\n more
Feb 21
Blog: testing one two three by Geoff M.
(0 comments  |  discussions ) — hello world more
Blog: Garcinia Cambogia Reviews From Actual People Garcinia Pure Extract Is A Huge Success February 20 by Dany M.
(0 comments  |  0 discussions ) — \\nGarcinia Cambogia Reviews From Actual People Garcinia Pure Extract Is A Huge Success February 20\\r\\nGarcinia Cambogia System The Dr. Oz Lose Weight Quick Process Without Having Side Effects\\r\\nHe went on to say, “At any time I see a researcher... more
 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.