|Originally posted by buddy1234
hmmm should illegal drugs be sold over the internet, na. But should drugs be illegal? na. Sure I can definitely see the problems that would arise if certain highly addictive drugs like heroin and cocaine were legalized. But then again look at good old alcohol. It's highly addictive, and very dangerous. And it's ludicrous that it remains legal while the likes of marijuana and other non-toxic drugs are kept illegal by governments. Personally, I feel that if people are of a certain age and maturity level, and are educated enough on the risks and dangers associated with certain drug use, what they choose to put in their body should be their choice, not "the man's"
Marijuana is toxic and addictive
. This goes for all drugs, illegal or legal. To my knowledge, I don't know of any non-toxic drug that is being kept illegal by governments. If you mean pharmaceutical drugs for treating health conditions. There is a legal requirement that thorough testing is performed to ensure that it poses no risk to sufferers in the form of dangerous side affects.
The reason why there are instructions and warnings printed on all medication is to prevent people from taking too much or using them incorrectly and causing themselves or others harm.
Follow this link to read more about the effects of marijuana. It's Australian based so some legal and medical issues may not apply to other countries. However, the health issues, (short-term and long-term), I believe do apply.Marjiuana Fact Sheet - Australian Based
And if you click to go to the home page of the same website, you are able to choose a drug and the effect that it has. The list includes legal ones like alcohol, caffeine and tobacco.Drug Information Home Page - Australian Based
I also agree with people being well informed about their life choices. It's their choice if they decide to use drugs. I will not judge them but I cannot stand by when incorrect information is given.
eBay is also located in Australia. It also has a legal obligation to take down any auction that is inappropriate or illegal. I have seen pets being auctioned on eBay even though this contravenes eBay's own regulations. If eBay did not take action against illegal products being sold, it would face closure and prosecution for allowing such actions.
It is also difficult to police who visits what site on the internet. A classic example of this is pornography. There hasn't been any measure that has been put in place that effectively keeps minors out.
And age has nothing to do with maturity. People of the same age will have different maturity levels. And it is defficult to determine as it's subjective to the person who judges.
Edited to add policing minors on the net and difficulty in determining maturity.