Re: Feds to issue new medical marijuana policy
If you want specifics, here are a few:
(1) Heroin prohibition increases the likelihood of "hot doses" - overdoses would occur much less frequently (ala prescription drugs) if heroin content per dose were consistent, regulated and guaranteed.
(2) Heroin prohibition makes heroin prohibitively expensive, resulting in junkies sticking people up and committing crimes to feed their habits. Alcohol is comparably addictive to heroin, and nobody sticks people up for $3 to buy a forty. Ending heroin prohibition ends this type of crime as junkies can just get their fix by pan-handling proceeds.
(3) Heroin prohibition increases the likelihood of dirty needles and epidemic spread.
(4) Heroin prohibition doesn't work. People still shoot heroin and the more money we spend trying to stop it, the more people that do it.
(5) Heroin prohibition is a violation of the spirit (and arguably letter) of the interstate commerce provision and drug prohibition in general has no constitutional basis.
(6) Heroin prohibition creates a black market, which in turn creates organized and violent crime.
(7) Heroin prohibition seriously undermines our efforts in Afghanistan.
(8) Heroin is largely comparable to legal substances morphine and oxycontin. There is no rational basis for distinguishing between these drugs by declaring one 'useless' and the others 'useful'.
"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases."