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Yes. Illegal drug use is considered a normal and acceptable activity to many.

The Telegraph discovers The generation that will not give up on drugs

Illegal drug use remains a normal part of life for many people even as they settle down and approach their thirties, new research has revealed. […]

The long-term study, conducted by the University of Manchester, found that while drug use falls as people move out of their teens and early twenties, it remains acceptable for many. […]

It said there was a “matter-of-factness” about social drug use among young people that had extended into their adult lives.

The study also learned that for most of them this was not a problem. It didn’t lead to the breakdown of social order or destruction of lives.

“But far from being out of control, the majority of drug-taking adults appear to be pretty similar to those who seek evening and weekend time out, relaxation and fun through alcohol consumption.

“These adults do not reject the mainstream. Their lives, outside their drug use, sit comfortably amongst these values. However we see them, they appear to accept drug taking as a fairly ordinary, normal activity that is OK.”

And yet, we spend billions and kill thousands in a futile attempt to prevent them from leading their ordinary, normal lives.

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13 comments to Yes. Illegal drug use is considered a normal and acceptable activity to many.

  • It’s well beyond futile, it’s disgusting, it’s criminal. It is sad to think that the killings and violence in Mexico, and major drug producing and drug distributing countries for that matter, have become just another statistics. Sad, I repeat, that according to Press TV [http://www.presstv.ir/detail/177765.html]:

    The death toll of Mexico’s drug war in April has risen to 1,400, the highest number of monthly killings since the beginning of the government’s anti-drug campaign.

    I wonder what the reaction of US citizens would be if that monthly massacre were happening in their own country. But perhaps is too stupid a question to ask.

    Gart Valenc
    http://www.stopthewarondrugs.org

  • denmark

    Normal and acceptable to many but not the ones who can change it.
    While my cannabis use is “legal” for now I can’t help but be concerned over possible needless harm and heartache being delivered by LE. US District Attorney’s across America are chumping out on the “will of the voters” and really making it more difficult for people to get their meds. Once I’m out of medicine that’s it for me, I sure the hell don’t know who or where to go now.
    Thanks Bambi, thanks all you idiots.

  • Duncan20903

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    Well it looks like it’s time for another Nutt sacking. How dare Ms. Aldridge allow her study to reflect a result so antithetical to government policy? Lots and lots of other research scientists have no problem getting their studies to conform to government policy. Ms. Aldridge is obviously one of those anti family values, pro addiction, lunatic anarchists on the payroll of George Soros. I guess it’s possible that she’s suffering from loss of brain function because she’s elderly. We’ll just have to get her into a nice old folks home so she doesn’t get into any more mischief.
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    Oh well [sigh], I can still see a Know Nothing prohibitionist sincerely express the sentiment above. Boo fucking hoo, I just need to accept the reality that I just have to go cold turkey. Maybe I’ll try to find a support group for smart ass, sarcastic parodists who have been defeated by the actual reality of the Know Nothing prohibitionists. Are their detox facilities for parodists?

  • Carlyle Moulton

    See this article by Michelle Alexander. The drug war is not a failure, it is doing exactly what its designers intended, namely efficiently stripping poor brown skinned people of civil rights and ensuring they remain trapped in the impoverished underclass of despised ethnic minorities.

    • DdC

      All while getting drug worriers wealthy and keeping a viable natural safer alternative off the free trade market. win win

      Al Capone and Watergate were red herrings to divert the countries attention from the Fascist acts of eliminating competition. Booze/Ethanol or Ganja//Hemp.

  • vickyvampire

    Yup,it’s called being a casual lifetime dabbler user of alcohol,pot,cocaine,ecstasy and other assorted drugs and yet retain a high functioning normal regular life, Thousands partake in this lifestyle I guess prohibs find this immoral and disgusting and criminal. Yeah Screw You.This reality befuddles and confounds your little minds.

  • drewbob

    Very true. I just got a new job about a month ago. I was never asked about drug use and I wasnt piss tested. Also my managers have no doubt caught on to my lifestyle choices and they dont seem to care at all.

  • Just Legalize It

    It’s NORML to smoke marijuana.

    • Duncan20903

      Smoking is just so 20th century. It’s time to let the past be the past. Vaporize it.