>I’ve always said that drugs should be legal. Drug users commit crimes primarily because drugs are illegal and hard to get.
So here’s what I propose: Treat drug use like driving. It is a privilege, not a right.
Issue “drug use” licenses to adults, the same way we issue driver’s licenses. If you fuck up and commit an actual crime while under the influence of drugs, your license can be suspended or revoked.
Committing an actual violent crime could result in permanent revocation.
Committing further drug-related crimes while under suspension or revocation would be considered aggravating circumstances in the crimes themselves.
Along with all this, we offer free counsling and treatment to any drug users who want or need it, paid for by part of the taxes earned from legal drugs.
So, who’d want to risk getting their drug license yanked by being irresponsible?