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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-10 06:09 PM
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86. I have on both counts
and meth is its own worst advertisement. People who do meth are walking billboards on why not to do it. They age at warp speed, burning our their bodies within a couple of very short years. Yes, some fools will always choose it as their drug of choice, but perhaps their purpose in life is to dissuade the rest of us.

Oxy addicts are generally lethargic and peaceful unless they are desperate for a hit, and I do mean desperate. Needing to depend on an overpriced and dangerous black market is the problem, not the drug itself. You want to reduce street crime, give them a clean and safe supply at prices that undercut the black market.

Undercutting the black market is really the point here, as the greatest benefit to legalizing it all is busting the drug gangs by removing their source of income. In the meantime, putting drugs behind a counter and requiring ID will discourage children, something the black market does not do.

The war against drugs, even the demonstrably bad ones like meth, has been a complete failure, depriving us of our civil rights as it enriches the worst people on the planet, the drug gangs.

What we are doing now is not working. Time to treat it like alcohol.
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