« on: February 27, 2005, 01:22:13 AM »
On the original topic, I lean conservative and am a Christian, but can see real merit in the argument for legalizing at least some drugs. Maybe float a trial balloon with pot before getting to cocaine, though.
I wouldn't mind seeing weed legalized, could be a huge tax base and relieve some of the income tax pressure.
Tax base is good, regulation/safety is good, getting a money stream out of the hands of organized crime/street thugs is good. I would make the penalties extremely severe if you harmed another person under the influence of the substance (i.e. kill someone in a car wreck with pot in your system) and would definitely ban it in public places.