Question by  rajascl (34)

Why are soft drugs in America illegal?

I do not understand why we just do not make them legal and tax them.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well many drugs that are now illegal were first made legal to protect big companies and there industries. The reason they are still illegal is to benefit prescription drug companies.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Soft drugs are almost as addictive as hard drugs. And addicts typically are unable to work, their "fix" becoming a burden everyone else must unfairly support. And because they cannot work, they fall into crime to pay for the habit.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Basically it's because people do stupid things on these drugs. Even though they're considered soft drugs people have gotten high and injured or killed other people. If people used them responsibly it could work out being legal.


Answer by  Taylor (863)

There is no obvious answer however, the primary reason is that the FDA feels as though current pharmaceutical drugs work better to treat illnesses than let's say marijuana for example.

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