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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Then let's build together a society in which people don't feel they need to take drugs as an easy way out.
    That would take an entire cultural change, which isn't going to happen at any time in the forseeable future. The life of a drug addict is so tied in with emotional and psychological factors, that they are going to do the drugs regardless of legality, health risk, or any other deterrent. They wouldn't take them as an easy way out. They would become addicted, and then try to find the way to continue supporting their habit without any input of their own.
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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    How about we make a compromise?

    Our compromise will be that any tax revenue generated from sales of all recreational drugs will be used for social support programs for drug addicts. That way, collectively as a group, they will be supporting themselves.

    Is that fair enough?
    Im all for compromise...especially since I dont see us really dictating policy!

    However...Id offer sale of Marijuana, but while I wouldnt arrest people for using heroin/crack, etc, I damn sure wouldnt allow for commercial sales.

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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Nicotine, in particular, is actually far more addictive than a number of street drugs.
    Physically, yes. Psychologically, no. Nicotine isn't mind-altering, except that you might get a little pick-up in mental energy. As someone who did quite a bit of experimenting when I was in my late teens, I assure you there is no comparison.
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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Im all for compromise...especially since I dont see us really dictating policy!

    However...Id offer sale of Marijuana, but while I wouldnt arrest people for using heroin/crack, etc, I damn sure wouldnt allow for commercial sales.
    How about we permit commercial sales, because then that would allow the government to easily regulate the quality of manufactured drugs as a safety measure, but prohibit advertisement to consumers, limit the quantity that can be purchased via a databank, and allow them to be purchased only at licensed distributors, such as pharmacies?
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    We could set up the structures for these things.

    Hell, at the very least we would allow those people who are wealthy enough who can afford their addiction and possible rehab to no longer support criminal organizations. Just because someone is a drug addict doesn't inherently mean they can't earn a living while an addict.
    Keith Richards, Rush Limbaugh, Jack Kennedy, Hunter Thompson, Billie Holliday, Plexico Burgess (if he wasn't a drug addict he should have been), Ted Haggard, to name a few.










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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    How about we permit commercial sales, because then that would allow the government to easily regulate the quality of manufactured drugs as a safety measure, but prohibit advertisement to consumers, limit the quantity that can be purchased via a databank, and allow them to be purchased only at licensed distributors, such as pharmacies?
    I'm for that. If you want to feck up anything give to the federal government to administer.

    Pot should be legalized. I'm not so sure about anything else.










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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Physically, yes. Psychologically, no. Nicotine isn't mind-altering, except that you might get a little pick-up in mental energy. As someone who did quite a bit of experimenting when I was in my late teens, I assure you there is no comparison.
    I meant physically. Obviously nicotine doesn't affect you as would, say, pretty much any drug that messes with your serotonin processing (e.g. ecstasy, cocaine). However, it's easier to quit both of those drugs than to quit smoking because neither leaves long-term physical cravings.

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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    How about we permit commercial sales, because then that would allow the government to easily regulate the quality of manufactured drugs as a safety measure, but prohibit advertisement to consumers, limit the quantity that can be purchased via a databank, and allow them to be purchased only at licensed distributors, such as pharmacies?
    Understanding what goes into the licensure of narcotics treatment facilities...no...I just dont think legalizing sales would ever be a good thing. If for no other reason than the potential legal liability. Some of the **** people are putting into their system is just plain wicked and I cant see a place for society ever facilitating that.

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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    washunut ,tell me why america doesnt do anything to protect mexicans
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    Re: Mexico is just getting worse

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Understanding what goes into the licensure of narcotics treatment facilities...no...I just dont think legalizing sales would ever be a good thing. If for no other reason than the potential legal liability. Some of the **** people are putting into their system is just plain wicked and I cant see a place for society ever facilitating that.
    Because facilitating that is a better alternative than to allow drug cartels to control the drug trade.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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