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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-27-09 10:57 AM
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6. It's a simple problem, really.
Poppies are cheap. Heroine is expensive.

Just corner the market on poppies. Let them grow as much as they want (while encouraging them to move to other crops) and buy the entire crop. Only do 'crop eradication' on those farmers who sell to anyone else.

The expense would certainly be far less to buy the crop than to carry out military operations to destroy it putting men and materiel at risk. It would keep the farmers out of the influence of the drug lords and Al Queda (not necessarily the same thing).

As a side benefit, the government would control the production of legal opiates for Big Pharma - the REAL drug dealers.
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  -U.S. reverses Afghan drug policy jefferson_dem  Jun-27-09 09:26 AM   #0 
  - Then end the war on drugs also n/t  ThirdWorldJohn   Jun-27-09 09:44 AM   #1 
  - Put that policy in use in the US--stop going after the  sisters6   Jun-27-09 09:46 AM   #2 
  - U.S. reverses Afghan drug policy  ashemichael   Jun-27-09 10:11 AM   #3 
  - That's a small step in the right direction  slackmaster   Jun-27-09 10:14 AM   #4 
  - Great news. Hope some of it makes it to California now.  Webster Green   Jun-27-09 10:19 AM   #5 
  - It's a simple problem, really.  RaleighNCDUer   Jun-27-09 10:57 AM   #6 
  - Are you NUTS? Your proposal makes way too much sense!  clixtox   Jun-27-09 06:38 PM   #12 
  - US Announces Shift in Afghanistan Drug Policy  Turborama   Jun-27-09 05:49 PM   #7 
  - I watched a news story regarding Saffron vs. Poppy  Kittycat   Jun-27-09 05:49 PM   #8 
  - Now, the US and NATO are waging war on drug traffickers...  Flaneur   Jun-27-09 05:49 PM   #9 
     - MORE "junkies" will be made in the US  saigon68   Jun-27-09 05:49 PM   #10 
     - You bet they are ... nobody undercuts the CIA drug mafia.  thunder rising   Jun-27-09 05:49 PM   #11 
  - thanks to that eradication program there was only a 7 year supply of Heroin produced last year.. and  sam sarrha   Jun-28-09 08:21 PM   #13 

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