Legalization of Drugs
One of my brothers-in-law has been talking about finding and killing the man who sold his brother the lethal dose of heroin. My husband and I were discussing this and wondering where it would end. After he killed the guy who sold the fatal dose, would he have to kill the guy who sold it to him? What about the guy who sold the dose that got him hooked? My husband thinks that a better solution would be to work to get drugs legalized. Though the thought of having heroin available to anyone who wants it scares the hell out of me, I heard him out.
He said that if all drugs were legalized, people would know exactly what they were getting and would be less likely to overdose. Comparing it to alcohol, the idea made a bit more sense. Right now, an addict or user who wants a hit has no idea how potent the drug is and whether they will live to take another one. With labels though, you would know what you were getting and be able to decide whether you want to live to see another day.
Whether drugs are legal or illegal, I won't be buying them. I'm too afraid of the consequences. I only drink alcohol on special occasions. I buy one bottle of Baileys on Christmas and it lasts me through New Years. Sometimes, I'll get one for my birthday. I don't know the solution, but I am going to find a way to make something good come out of Johnny's death. It is more likely to be volunteering, mentoring or advocacy. It probably won't be campaigning for the legalization of drugs.