Narcotics are just so destructive to people and families. we would probably spend more dealing with the increased addiction and crime than it would be worth in taxes. It just can't happen. Pot, on the other hand, would be a good one to tax and regulate I think (though I have never tried it) they say it really helps people with cancer and other painful disease.
Brilliant, more dope heads is what this world needs, there are enough idiots out there as it is! Probably one of the stupidest things I've read lately, but then you do have a history of posting a lot of them!
Well I don't know. We haven't honestly given the idea a run for its money. However.....Let me ask YOU this: Do you tend to be fearful of an tyrannical government? Well let me tell you something sweetheart, Big Brother would have a field day having a nation of addicts under his thumb. If you end up being one of those so stoned and/or addicted to Uncle Sam's "smack" and you'll be too busy "Jonesin" to worry about having your guns taken away. Substitute "Big Brother" For "Big Pharmacy" and you'll still have a tyrants wet dream. (Unless the nation is too stoned to fend off attacks from a "foreign enemy" Ask the Chinese how they feel about the Brits and Opium.
Major narcotic drugs are so physically destructive they would cost a lot more in many different ways than taxing could ever compensate. Marijuana, on the other hand, could easily be allowed this way. It is so much better than alcohol which is allowed already. It should be legalized and taxed. It would probably fund Medicare and/or Social Security by itself and decrease drunken driving down to minuscule numbers.
Narcitics are dangerous and deadly, far more so even than alcohol. There isnt a government on earth with legalized narcotics. The results of free widespread use of such high powered addictive drugs would be catastrophic.
Most of the narcotics are legal. I've dispensed them usually many times a day during my practice of pharmacy. Even cocaine is a legal drug when used to compound a prescription. I think you meant to say why do these classes of controlled substances require a prescription ? These drugs have a very strong possibility of causing habituation and addiction . They should be ordered by a physician for treating specific health issues for as short a period of time as necessary usually for pain relief. Most of these drugs have a narrow margin of safety and lethal overdoses can occur. Recreational use would lead to a number of deaths and near death experiences. The consequences of addiction alone would create new problems for the user and the community as a whole.