S1E6: Should Recreational Drugs Be Legal?

For as long as we’ve been alive, human begins have sought to alter their consciousness by indulging in substances we no call recreational drugs. Some use them as an escape, some think of them as nothing but a good time, some use them to treat various illnesses, and some have their lives utterly destroyed by them. Most recreational drugs are currently illegal. Should they be legalized?

I’ll tell you what I think; just remember - I could be wrong.  

History of drug use

https://inpud.wordpress.com/timeline-of-events-in-the-history-of-drugs/

https://www.ancient-origins.net/opinion-guest-authors/drugs-ancient-cultures-history-drug-use-and-effects-006051

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9924-timeline-drugs-and-alcohol/

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/drugs/buyers/socialhistory.html

 

Prohibition

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/unintended-consequences/

https://prohibition.osu.edu/why-prohibition

https://www.britannica.com/event/Prohibition-United-States-history-1920-1933

https://www.history.com/topics/prohibition

http://prohibition.themobmuseum.org/the-history/the-rise-of-organized-crime/the-mob-during-prohibition/

 

Cost of War on Drugs

https://www.vox.com/cards/war-on-drugs-marijuana-cocaine-heroin-meth/war-on-drugs-cost-spending

https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/financial-figures-americas-drug-war.html/?a=viewall

https://elevationshealth.com/annual-cost-war-on-drugs/

https://impact.vice.com/en_us/article/pad7jm/the-war-on-drugs-has-always-been-a-big-waste-of-money

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/the-drug-war-where-the-money-goes-100201/

http://www.drugsense.org/cms/wodclock

 

Impact of legalized marijuana

https://marijuana.procon.org/

https://nypost.com/2017/09/14/marijuana-legalization-hasnt-led-to-more-drug-abuse-study/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4733622/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/10/13/heres-how-legal-pot-changed-colorado-and-washington/?utm_term=.ee013921a716

https://news.lift.co/five-years-effects-legalization-colorado-washington-state/

 

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