That sounds like total bullshit. Infact, I'm sure it is!
Originally Posted by foghat420
If 11-13 is the AVERAGE age, then, especially considering I'm sure many, many people try meth for the first time MUCH older than that, to make that average correct you'd have to have a fuck load of, like, 4 year olds on meth.
1) why the FUCK would we be wanting to find 11 year old virgins???
2) as someone pointed out... just because people on meth at that age might, sometimes, turn to prostitution (still seems pretty unlikely to me) doesn't mean all kids that age are meth addicted prostitutes :/
I don't know why you give the reason kids don't try drugs as the fact that they're illegal. I do know that there is little to no evidence to back this up, and plenty to the contrary. If making them illegal meant people would be less likely to try them, you'd expect to see a correlation between legality and use (obviously taking into account other factors such as availability, excess income, etc, etc). There is no such correlation. You'd also expect to see countries legalising drugs seeing a concurrent rise in use. Again.... not what actually happens.
Originally Posted by baller16
Regarding 'cleaning up inner cities', erm... yes. If drugs were legal, kids wouldn't be selling them, or getting into any crime related drug problems, or having any problems with drug dealers. Coz if it's legal there wouldn't BE any drug dealers, assuming it were only available either through the government or through licensed sellers. Furthermore, it would be much easier to provide help to anyone with a drugs problem, both through medical institutions and through relevant caring groups: church, family, neighbourhood, w/e.... because if they were legal there would be a much more open and positive attitude to them, instead of it being hidden away and secret, so there's no help for addicts at all...