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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob0627 View Post
    Drug cartels are opposed to legalization, it would destroy their monopoly.
    I think the cartels have a few plan B's and plan C's up their sleeve in the event of pot legalization. If something is outlawed and there's a demand for it, that's where you'll find the cartels. And in the absence of that, there's always good old fashioned kidnappings and extortions.

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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob0627 View Post
    Washington (AFP) - The New York Times called for the legalization of marijuana, in a bold editorial comparing the federal ban on cannabis to Prohibition.

    The prestigious publication said pot laws disproportionately impact young black men and that addiction and dependence are "relatively minor problems" -- especially when compared with alcohol and tobacco.

    "It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished," the newspaper said.

    "It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol. The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana."

    Noting that the editorial board reached its conclusion after much discussion, The Times described the social costs of marijuana laws as "vast."

    New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    This is a no brainer of course. Note that the comments that follow the article are nearly 100% in favor of legalization.
    It is only a no-brainer if you want to continue to drag the city down into the sewers, more so than it already is.




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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I wonder what "lobby names" the drug cartels are hiding under . . .
    Legalization of marijuana would be terrible for drug cartels.
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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I wonder what "lobby names" the drug cartels are hiding under . . .
    They must hate the idea.

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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I think that as a nation we have decided that illegal pot is more harmful to our country than pot itself.

    We're spending a great deal of money and harming Americans over pot, but we're getting so little back in return for our efforts.
    What's more pot has become more prevalent during its prohibition.

    So not only are our efforts more harmful than pot itself, our efforts are in vain as well.

    Not really sure what the sound argument for maintaining pot prohibition is.
    I've talked with friends in politics over here and they say that they cannot risk the wrath of fearful parents.

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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    If one of their siblings dies in an accident caused by a pot head who will they blame?

    America needs to be destroyed to solve the immigration problem anyway....making it stoned will only expedite the effort another tiny step.

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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Pot should be legal?

    Well duh.

    The same goes with cocaine and crack cocaine and meth and so on.


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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    If one of their siblings dies in an accident caused by a pot head who will they blame?
    Is there some reason why the laws, rules, and regulations in re intoxicated driving are insufficient to handle this situation?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    McDonalds/ Hooters calls for marijuana legalization........

    that is what I believe about the Times .

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    Re: New York Times calls for marijuana legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It is now at least 30 years ago that we have know for certain that it was worse than futile to criminalize drugs use and distribution. So what do I say? It is about time.
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