- Aug 20, 2009
- AFL Club
Seriously?Should medical companies be able to sell drugs without testing?
Should medical companies have NO liability for health issues created by their drugs?
Should doctors have NO liability for their service or the drugs they prescribe?
How do people pro drugs see the legal recourse and liability working for drugs and drug dealers? Knowing the health issues of alcohol and what has happened to cigarette companies, how can it possibly work for drugs?
The legalisation and decriminalisation of drugs doesn't mean turning a blind eye to bikies cooking up meth in bathtubs.
Just as there are a whole host of laws regulating who is able to produce and sell alcohol, cigarettes or other pharmaceuticals, those laws get expanded to cover a wider range of substances. Business will need to obtain permits, meet certain standards, test their products etc. and would certainly be held liable for the quality of products and services they provide. With legitmate sources of high standard drugs, the need for illegal sources of lesser quality drugs disappears.
You end up with people getting their drugs from places like this:
Rather than this:
In short legalisation and decriminalisation leaves us with much better, safer products being distributed through much better, safer distribution channels, removing a lot of the violence associated with the drug trade at the same time, and all the while the government profits from the trade by way of excises. Everyone wins, with the possible exception of criminal drug cartels I suppose.