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  1. If (illicit) drugs were legal.

    I’m looking after data on new users of opiates not new users of pot after relaxing the drug laws. I think we can all agree that a little more pot users and a little less alcohol users is good thing. I also tend to agree with what you wrote above. Why don’t you take your own advice, relax your internal drug laws, have a beer or a smoke and stop being such a d***k.
  2. If (illicit) drugs were legal.

    Thats more smokers territory I have it the same as MigL, I never have 1 or 2 drinks, whats the point. I never favour a drink the day after though, I prefer to suffer through the hangover, the idea of intoxicating myself when suffering from the intoxication is just wrong to me. Having a single drink on a saturday night with friends would be like having sex and stop half way through to save it for later.
  3. If (illicit) drugs were legal.

    Its all bery subjective. I remmebr taking my friend to AA a few years back, he got his initial interviewer asking him when was the last time he remembers loosing consciousness and he replied never. He was told to come back when he is ready to be sincere and we went out. My friend drinks every day since he was 13 years old, he’s 44 now, manages to keep his work and personal life together but he’s drunk every single day without ever crossing the line of crawling alongside a street or throwing up all over himslef. The devastation in his brain must be horrible though, I literally have to arrange a meeting with him the same day we’re supposed to meet because otherwise he forgets. He foes manage to run a succesfull company, drive a new BMW and keep his marriage together somehow - I can’t imagine him shooting heroin every day for 30 years straight and be able to function or be alive for that matter. Anyway...I think in general I agree with John, TenOZ and John. What bothers me is how many new users would emerge after implementing liberal drug laws, is there any reliable data on this? I once had a joint taken away from me by cops in mid 90’s here in Warsw, he told me to never buy drugs again and told me to f off. Years later my younger brother’s friend got 2 years probation for possession of 0,3gr of pot - these kinds of stories are obviously ridiculous and the law need to be adressed - I’m sure its a lot worse than this in the US.
  4. If (illicit) drugs were legal.

    You can legally buy magic mushrooms in Amsterdam while facing 8 years in jail for the same a few hundred km away - so what? The scientific distinction is there nevertheless, you just layed it out, the moronic legislation is a different issue.
  5. If (illicit) drugs were legal.

    Sure, this sounds a lot more reasonable than your previous post;
  6. If (illicit) drugs were legal.

    Would you agree that this aproach would not work in all circumstances and that the laws would need to be tweeked accordingly based on the environment we are implementing them in? IIRC, Portugal had a pandemia of heroin usage resulting in need to implement solutions by whatever means possible, these solutions would not be adequate in California or London. Berlin had its own story and I'm not sure which years you are refering to, possession of hard drugs are as far as I know very much illegal in Germany, there might have been programs to pass out needles and/or put people on methadone but that was in the 90's I think. If we can agree that the approach you are proposing would not be adequate in all circumstances then we need to find out what would be adequate, surely we cannot have varying laws implemented depending on factors.
  7. If (illicit) drugs were legal.

    How would that be implemented in practical terms? I presume a legislator legalising say cocaine in some way which you have in mind would want to eradictate all illegitimate sources of that drug on the market by making it pure and financially accesible to the users who are in need of it - say medical marihuana type of scheme but tighter (at least thats what I presume you would have in mind) I can tell you right now that I would be looking for ways to find access to that cocaine. I haven’t had any drugs for about 8 years and I’ve done them sporadically and recreationally in my earlier life managing to keep a lid on things but hell, you give me potential access to purest possible cocaine at a reasonable price and I’m pretty sure I’d start looking for it. How would you resolve the issue of people who would try drugs they would have never tried if it wasn’t for the fact that they’re legal? Alcohol is so devastating because its easilly accesable and cheap (compared to other drugs) I am aware that there are societies where legalizing hard drugs is a thing (Canada I think) but surely it can’t work in all societies?
  8. If (illicit) drugs were legal.

    To cut to the chase - what is your take on how the legislation related to drugs should look? I have a fairly high tolerance of pain so fortunately I never got to be addicted to any pain killers but I have my share of experience with all the other drugs mentioned in this thread.
  9. If (illicit) drugs were legal.

    I’m sure there are some psychological aspects of THC addiction/withdrawal and that probably might be a thing but as you suggested its a different ballgame from hard drug addiction/withdrawal like heroin, crack or amphetamine. I’m trying to understand why its hard to distinguish between hard and soft drugs. Withdrawal symptoms are probably the most obvious difference.
  10. If (illicit) drugs were legal.

    That is my point exactly Moon.
  11. If (illicit) drugs were legal.

    I honestly can’t see whats blurry about nicotine or THC withdrawal not killing you whereas heroin or alcohol withdrawal possibly killing you. I sincerely cannot understand why it is so difficult to legislate drugs based on the devastation they do to the human body/mind/social constructs.
  12. Collatz Conjecture

    As far as I know the proof is to be considered to be one of the most complex problems to ever exist in mathematics hence my anticipation.
  13. Is this really that bad?

    You should thank your coworkers for being considerate, it might have been a lot worse than that. Great work environment you have, something to be thankful for.
  14. Gravity rotor

    I’m not telling, its a secret Yes, I meant hydroelectric, sory for the con(fusion). We don’t even need that though, harvesting 1 second of the sun’s energy output would power the US for 9 million years. We have a free and (practically) endless power source right in our own back yard. I understand the reasons why but I’m having a hard time accepting them. I came across one of those riddles on social media the other day (posting it below) and I would estimate that out of thousands of people, not more than 15%-20% of people got the answer right. Most answer $10 or $0 but you also get a lot answers like $30 or $50. This is truly scary.
  15. Gravity rotor

    What I don’t understand is people looking at obviously uselees ways of finding energy when there are virtually infinite (st least for practical reasons) sources of energy like solar and hydrogen right at our fingertips to use.