How do you think many of the illegal drugs were discovered? You think a bunch of stoners sat around throwing random chemicals together and then ingested them to see what happens?Freeride wrote:I truly believe that if doctors were educated on the benefits of these illegal drugs and were allowed to administer them that they would have a great effect in medical science.
Science knows all about these drugs because science is mostly responsible for inventing/discovering them. The reason medical professionals don't administer them is because most of them are really **** bad for you and can have catastrophic consequences.
Something doctors typically try and avoid.
The ones that actually have provable medical applications get used.
The push for decriminalisation has nothing at all to do with potential medical benefits of any of the drugs in question. It's solely an effort to free up police resources and to keep people from going to jail for offences that are solely drug related. ie; possession, manufacturing and using.
Illegal acts done while under the influence of a drug (including alcohol) would still be... well, illegal. You just wouldn't get hit with possession charges, for instance, if you still had a bag of whatever in your pocket when arrested.
Most of the people calling for decriminalisation either don't know the facts or are deliberately ignoring them. Decriminalisation provides zero benefit to society and will more than likely lead to a greater rate of experimentation and general usage, once the deterrent of potential police involvement is removed.
There's no compelling reason for decriminalisation that outweighs the benefits of continued deterrence. If you don't want to get in trouble for using drugs, maybe you should just not use drugs? Works pretty well for the rest of society.