60%
Yes
40%
No
39%
Yes
36%
No
15%
Yes, for most but not all drugs
2%
No, we should pass tougher drug laws
6%
Yes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time
1%
No, but decriminalize drugs that offer medicinal benefits such as marijuana
0%
No, but increase funding for addiction prevention and rehabilitation
0%
No, and increase punishment for drug dealers

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 @4Q4842Pfrom California answered…4yrs4Y

Drug addiction is a mental illness, not a crime. We have Alcoholics Anonymous, which helps people take back their lives, why not have the same thing for drugs?

 @8N6QGZS from Texas answered…4yrs4Y

I do not understand what decriminalization is so I’m going to say that if you possess a drug that’s illegal you should be arrested

 @4Q4C63Lfrom Nevada answered…4yrs4Y

Yes, but level harsh penalties against the user if they hurt someone while under the influence.

 @534HWNPfrom New York answered…4yrs4Y

Instead of jail time there should be mandatory rehab, and parole for that same as jail. They are still using in jails, so that only perpetuates the problem.

 @4THMGRMfrom Connecticut answered…4yrs4Y

Yes, but drugs can also be used as weapons (i.e. as poisons), and hence should be controlled. Recreational use should be legal.

 @4VXP5HTfrom New York answered…4yrs4Y

Only if we summarily execute those who sell to people under age 25. (So brain fully develops. Marijuana should be legal over age 21.

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