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crazyjoe Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:10 AM
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Let's talk about drugs
Do you think all drugs should be legal? Or maybe some drugs but not others?
I believe marijuana is allot less dangerous than alcohol, I've never heard of anyone dieing from it, or smoking a joint and beating there wife. It should be completely legal to grow, smoke, and make delicious brownies with. Certainly nobody should be in prison for it. But I'm not sure about oxi, cocaine, ect.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:26 AM
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1. The argument in favour of legalisation:
people will take drugs anyway, whether they are legal or not. If they are illegal, the demand will be supplied by the black market (which means organised crime, generally). Legalising all drugs would remove organised crime from the equation. It would also reduce deaths due to overdose and adulteration; pharmaceutical-grade cocaine and heroin available in regulated quantities to registered addicts, if not fully legalised, would not be a bad thing, necessarily. Legal and regulated drugs would also be a revenue stream for government because of taxation, and legalisation or at least decriminalisation would reduce prison overcrowding (as over half of US inmates are incarcerated for nonviolent drugs offences). Legalisation would have to be accompanied by public education on the real effects and negatives of drug use (and not the 'Just Say No' drug war propaganda).
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1handclapn Donating Member (61 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 09:27 AM
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2. alcohol is the 4th worst health hazard in the USA, Tobacco kills 1200 a day,1080 were addicted as
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 09:49 AM by 1handclapn
addicted as children, 540 of those were addicted 12 yrs old or younger, the industry must addict children to replace the 1/2 of their customers they kill with their product. why children.. because their brains are not developed enough to make adequate evaluations of the consequences of their actions. by the time someone is 18-up their money is already allocated to getting layed and having a place to screw... basically car/rent/food/sex

Tobacco stays a legal product, tho it is a heinous murderous product many times more addictive than Heroin, thru institutional child abuse and campaign contribution bribes to politicians.

Free The Weed..!! Amsterdam is closing their prisons because they only have 12,000 in jail.. most likely due to socialism, education prevention, and an easy alternative to hard drugs. they treat drug addiction as a medical condition. not a punching bag for ReThuglicans to jerk off their ego's with
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juno jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 11:39 AM
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3. I think the militarization of gangs and thus police is the
direct result of the 'drug war'.

Legalize it.
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