If we did decide to decriminalize the use of drugs do you think big Pharma and drug cartels would pour money into campaigns of law & justice candidates in an effort to keep them illegal. Oh, and the private prison system too.
Which Pharmacy companies make heroine and would see their sales slump because heroin is now available in convenience stores?
And why do you want cocaine and heroin available wherever cigarettes are sold? I assume that making illegal drugs legal means they'll be widely available. Do you think it will be good for people to have easy access to these?
You forgot the liquor industry - the creator of Reefer Madness.
Yes, and they would be correct in doing so.
Free heroin for the masses.
Yeah the world has some evil people in it. Unfortunately, the psychopaths are quite good at rising to the top of the ranks within corporations precisely because they are acutely talented at making money through ruthless and unconscionable tactics.
It already happens. We only occasionally learn of the bought legislator judge or cop. That tells us there are more who don't get caught. What you specifically refer to would be just one more necessary cost of doing business, just like legal businesses supporting licensing laws.