Whoever lets the drugs through their border. So the governments involved. For the dealers at the bottom the stereo typical ones they come most probably from poor backgrounds, poor socio economic areas, broken families and suffer from lack of jobs and opportunities. Poverty can make anyone ruthless to survive.
Then above them are the ones who really make all the money who look nothing like the ones who catch the bad wrap. Living lavish and acting like they are philanthropists and such when they are benefitin from the crime. Sending their kids to the best schools. True demons.
Those guys never usually get caught. Easier to fool the public by arresting the street pusher. Put it on the news and noone will think where the drugs came from in the first place.
The ones at the top. I blame them and those in government who are in bed with them letting shit come through the border.
The addicts ofcourse for their own sake are to blame also. Demand and supply. If they arent, then there is no market. But as they say sometimes pushers create addicts.
Spiking and once again if you come from a broken home there is a high likelyhood you will be influenced to do it. There are many scenarios.
You meet someone whose a snake in disguise in the form of a friend, family or lover using peer pressure to draw you in. Etc.
So everyone is to blame. The government, the distros, the pushers and the addicts.
I think Portugal has done it right. There used to be a problem with drugs in the 90's. The government stepped in and decriminalised the drugs. As a result the street value has dropped for the drugs. Thus, the financial motivation isnt there for the distros and the pushers and then you have waaaay less addicts.
Notable people such as Richard Branson have given portugals approach praise.
Netherlands is the same with recreational cannibis there isnt a problem there its controlled by government.
Governments that dont follow something that obviously works and keep it illegal because it keeps the street value high. If you follow the money you will see there usually government involved using falls guys to stay in the shadows. Even if it means stereotyping an entired race so that they make their money.
Thats really profound Sandrinho. I agree that its government but i think that community is also very important, look at China when they had issues with Opium and stuff. The people came together gave each other love to fight it. I am not gonna lie i have done drugs, ofcourse i am to blame but at the end of the day i was a teenager and because it was illegal we all thought we were "bad" by breaking the rules so we did it.
I feel stupid now looking back but i would be lying if i said that peer pressure wasnt something that felt world ending to deal with at the time. Its easy to look back and yeah that was stupid but its hard. These things also carry over to the corporate world too. Its sad.
Really appreciate your honesty there @Muh-Lisa its not easy to speak on that level. I can relate to you in alot of ways but I admit that i wasnt perfect too. I wasnt. Not only was i influenced, i influenced others too. Hum... yeah like you say knowing what i know now. Would i do it again? No. But i am an adult now, you know?
@Hayley Alys thoughts?
Its hard one this one. Honestly. Two wrongs dont make a right. Imma leave it at that.