5 months ago
Now that I think of it, why is the possession of hard drugs both punished and illegal?
If a drug addict uses for himself, then he's the one responsible for damaging his/her body. Are you telling me it's logical to get fined or go to prison on the basis that someone chose to do that to his/her own body?
Portugal decriminalized all drugs and the rates of overdose, usage, HIV have been lowering each year. I don't know. Once something is legalized, the thrill of using or being caught is lost and the drug loses its appeal.
More countries should copy Portugal's example.