Norway voted to decriminalize all drugs. Should America follow suit?

Defining what a drug is, how it can and can’t be used, and who can use it has proven to be more about politics and corporate interests than biology … That’s the problem with blanket regulations on disparate substances: you’re unfairly equating dissimilar drugs.

Sugar is the most potent and deadly drug on the planet today, yet it is widely available, cheap, and celebrated. So integrated into the fabric of society has sugar become that even the mention of it as a “drug” is certain to incite scoffs and sneers. We know alcohol is a drug, yet since it’s also wildly sanctioned (and wildly taxed) we consider it not to be that bad. Ditto cigarettes, even if those two kill hundreds of thousands more people a year than marijuana. Pull back far enough and everything we ingest is a drug, since everything results in a chemical reaction in our bodies.

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Norway voted to decriminalize all drugs. Should America follow suit?
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