On June 27 2019 i lost my youngest son to an od; he was 20 years old. What drug it was i do not know yet, i am waiting on the coroners report.
this does not effect my opinion that ALL drugs should be legal. all the street drugs are still illegal in AZ (except medical pot i think), and this policy directly contributed to his death, so i blame the state.
If these drugs were legal then he would of gotten a consistent quality of the drug and probably would not of overdosed. instead he was left to a inconsistent black market…
if even pot were legal, then he most likely would of chose that (his drug of choice), as opposed to whatever he od’ed on.
the TLDR version is : people will use drugs, and making them illegal wont change that, despite whatever harsh fines you make, including capital punishment; it only creates a black market with no interest in a person other than “do they have the cash i want”.