Newsflash! Alcohol and Tobacco worse than Drugs!
- When was the last time you saw a stoned person (marijuana user) get into a fight? Beat his girlfriend?
- How many people have you seen get belligerent when they can't find a joint?
The rest of the drugs, like Heroin, PCP, and the new synthetic drugs, are of course a serious problem. They cloud thought, can increase aggressiveness both during use and during the down phase, and cause a lot of petty crime to be committed by their desperate users. But to throw them in jail?
Isn't addiction a disease, and should we not treat it as such?
Just look at Holland. Sure, they have a high drug use rate. But look at the social costs - they have them minimized.