(09-28-2016, 09:19 PM)Maleficorum Wrote: I dont think the legal age to buy any substance (whether it be alcohol, cigarettes, heroin, ecstasy, Prozac, etc) should be instituted. No matter what age you set, you end up criminalizing some small section of youth who decide to do it anyway. Whats better is just making it socially and morally irresponsible for parents to let their kids do whatever. If anything parents should be punished if their kid takes a drug and gets hurt or hurts someone else.
I dont want 5 year olds smoking cigarettes or shooting up just like everyone else, but to me its a matter of principle legally. I feel that it should be morally irresponsible to sell potentially dangerous objects to people under a certain age, but I dont think it should be a law that "any under age X can't buy this thing".