Bottom line is that drugs are here to stay whether we like it or not. The war on drugs is a joke and has made little to no improvement. With that in mind, what if the entire black market ended up online one day? What if sites like Silk Road became so popular that selling on the streets became outdated? There would no longer be turf wars for selling drugs, and being able to avoid having to meet a dealer in person would reduce risks significantly. People manufacturing the drugs would most likely cut out the middle man and be able to sell everything directly themselves. This could defiantly reduce altercations between the manufacturers and distributors ect. Plus with Silk Roads rating system similar to ebays, people know what they are getting instead of someone trying to sell you something cut with who knows what. There is the thought that if someone began selling a large amount, a rival gang or dealer would want to come after them to eliminate their competition. But since everything is encoded on this onion network, it could be pretty easy to hide yourself. Meh who knows what would happen. Just a thought that popped into my head.
Another thought is what about the addicts? If there were no dealers on the streets anymore, addicts essentially could no longer fuel their habit since they'd have no where to really ship their purchased drugs let alone own a computer. Not sure if this would make addicts fight their addiction, or make they want to commit more crimes in order to make money to fund their addiction.
Well if you take drugs out of MS-13's business ventures, they'll only have robbery, larceny, human trafficking, extortion, illegal immigration, murder, prostitution, racketeering, battery, kidnapping and arms trafficking left. They might as well fold up shop now, internet drug dealing going to be the end of them.
if you deduce the war on drugs as a winning enterpise from watching breaking bad, i feel bad for how ignorant and dumb you are. the war on drugs only enriches drug lords, organized crime, etc......all of which is expressed quite obviously in the show.
The true reason drugs are illegal is that middle and upper class assholes dont like to think that anybody might be having more fun than they are. Its the same reason ski patrol clips tickets for people going too fast, lots of asshole people want to think that they are having the most fun one can have so they hate people who use drugs.
Im an occasional heroin user, and have been a full blown addict in the past, but i dont regret it like most people seem to do. It simplifies your life and makes it so when you feel good, you REALLY feel good. People say "oh you are too smart for that" but intelligence has nothing to do with it. Some people are drawn to certain drugs and for me its opiates. I think ive fared better than alot of opiate addicts have because i knew the stakes going into it (it will control your life etc) and for that reason i managed how high i got each time, unlike some people who try to get as high as possible each time, either oding and dying or blowing out their tolerance so far that they need an unbelievable amount of drugs just to get high. Right now my addiction costs me about 10 dollars a day, and in return i get to look forward to feeling awesome once a day, and for me thats not a regrettable situation. I understand that opiates ruin alot of lives but for me i never let it get that far. For example i would rather go through withdrawal than pawn things like my xbox, but for some people they seem to have no choice. The fact that what i do is illegal makes me disgusted with this country. I am fully functional and can assrape an iq test better than most people who swear drugs are the devil.
Anyways yeah, drugs are drugs, good and bad. Some peoples lives are enriched by them, get over it