Yes, I do recognize that this would logically lead to making cigarette use illegal. The argument against that is that the trade in black-market cigarettes would then become outrageous. We'd have a situation of diminishing returns. Really, I believe the best way to eliminate illegal drug use is to make it seem unfashionable, 'uncool,' as has happened to a large degree with cigarettes. But, in lieu of that, I'm for keeping illegal drugs illegal.
Has Colmes ever seen someone severely addicted to ice or heroin?! For godsakes, any deterrent from using drugs like that, even a sometimes ineffective one, is better than none.
Fine. If you want all of these drugs to be legalized, Mr. Colmes, then I say that addiction to them should be taken off the roster of conditions considered to be disabilities.
Because my and everyone else's tax dollars should not have to be spent paying to rehabilitate people from their (legal) CHOICES.