Wrong wrong wrong. If heroin was made legal, or decriminalized, I’m still not touching it with a 10 foot pole. I would guess very few people would go out and try it just because it’s legal. If you’re going to do something that invasive to the body, laws won’t deter you more often than not. This is the fool’s argument. Secondly, decriminalization or legalization of heroin will markedly decrease the price. You are correct in that violent crime involved with these drugs typically is related to the person’s need to satisfy their addiction. Since it’s illegal, we put all the economic power in he hands of drug dealers, which can charge much more, and have these addicts on their knees, risking life and limb to get their drug. Take away that power, lessen it, and when the financial burden is much less for these people, violent crime will decrease. Admittedly, OD will probably increase, but that isn’t our problem. That’s the price of freedom. What is our problem is the price of the drugs on the street. I care about the people these addicts are harming. And I care about getting those addicts medical help, not throwing them in jail.