laojim wrote:Harm others? Neither meth nor acid is commonly linked to waves of violent outbursts. Alcohol is famous for getting people to fight for no good reason. Most of the violence associated with other drugs is a direct product of the illegality of the drug which makes it, among other things, expensive. To raise the money all sorts of crimes are commonly committed. I'd rather support drug habits with taxes than to support it through burglary and so on.
The violence associated with money and power in the drug trade is distinct to the products of a bad trip, however infrequent. Although, certainly, I could believe the money and power causes much more violence. Although I'd never support legalization of a highly destructive drug like crystal meth.