Have you ever wondered why drug dealers are considered just as evil as murderers and rapists? Have you ever questioned that?
I have even told people how I can't understand why drug dealers are serious criminals. The response is: "Well, it's illegal because they get kids hooked." And I think to myself, sarcastically, "Gee, really?" From my perspective, that doesn't explain one goddamn thing. Some people should learn to read between the lines.
Very simply, even children have the option not to buy such merchandise. There are so many factors that should be taken into consideration, so many that are not at all fault of the dealer. Like, I dunno, maybe the kid should have listened to his parents and the D.A.R.E. teacher encouraging him and his fellow pupils to "Say 'No' to drugs." And if the child didn't receive such encouragement from his parents, maybe it's the parents who should be blamed for such irresponsibility.
But aside from the obvious tax evasion, what is wrong with a drug dealer trying to make a few bucks? The way I see it, people who mindlessly buy things because they're told "it'll make them feel good" are intellectually weak. A person who lacks ability to exercise his judgment lacks will-power and therefore deserves to be taken advantage of. It's really the same deal with everything from commercials to product placement in movies that movie reviewers complain about because it "messes with people's minds." And while that is true, to a certain extent, the corporations only really mess with the weak minded, because the strong-minded is smart enough to read between the lines and know what he or she is getting into before acting.
There are protests against corporations manipulating the masses, but what's really wrong with companies trying to make money? Why blame the corporations when you should blame the consumers who are just too lazy and too stupid to think for themselves? And furthermore, aside from the said tax evasion, why should drug dealers be any different? If anything, I think the drug dealer should be free to sell as he pleases if he has a permit when the situation becomes about tax evasion issues.