I am sick and tired of paying taxes to fuel this drug war that the US has going on. The amount of money going out to the DEA is insane. We are able to fund this one useless government agency more then a domestic violence division. This is much more important because their are victims involved in domestic violence or any violence cases. Busting a rapiest or a murder is much more important then a person with a bag of drugs.
Authorities are here to protect us from other people not ourselves. Let us put what we want in our bodies. Treat drugs as a public health issue and not a criminal one. Once we legalize drugs it will take away all the gang violence over drug territories. People will be able to go into the store and safely purchase these products instead of meeting up with some shady person in a back alley.
Put an age restriction on them like tobacco and alcohol. Drug dealers don't ask for ID but legally run facilities will. This is going to prevent minors from getting their hands on this stuff. Make needles available to people and have safe places to throw them away. This will cause spreading of disease to decrease and our grounds a safer place. As it is right now our back alleys have needles all over the place.
Let's put an end to this useless drug war and tell the authorities to focus on real crimes with real victims. Not this protecting from ourselves junk.