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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinDeeMan View Post
    My honest opinion, Do you need proof to see what is going on??
    I want evidence for certain claims, yes.

    What is "going on" in your opinion and how is that relevant to my supported claim that epidemic addiction has significant societal consequences?
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    No. No failure there.

    If someone is so stupid they just have to go and get their dumbasses addicted to something that ruins their ability to keep a job, it's their problem, and there's no reason anyone should be taxed or have their liberties curtailed to keep those dumbasses from getting their substances of devotion.

    Just use them as object lessons for kids: See, children, this is what voting for Democrats ....er taking some other toxic substance does to people. Don't be like them.
    It's everyone's problem. Look I live in this ****, other people's addictions directly affect me, so yes it is my business and no I'm not ever going to support legalizing hard drugs.

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It's everyone's problem. Look I live in this ****, other people's addictions directly affect me, so yes it is my business and no I'm not ever going to support legalizing hard drugs.
    Your argument could just as easily be applied to alchohol.

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    This is about California legalizing pot, not meth. Your argument was about fear of contractors being high from pot, not meth. You're double speaking. (Or are you drunk or high )
    Wow that's one way to fall way behind in the conversation, yeah.

    The point I was addressing was the notion that meth addition couldn't possibly affect anyone other than the user.

    My point being: you can not just set meth down and wait until the end of the day as you can with pot and liquor. That makes all the difference.

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Wow that's one way to fall way behind in the conversation, yeah.

    The point I was addressing was the notion that meth addition couldn't possibly affect anyone other than the user.

    My point being: you can not just set meth down and wait until the end of the day as you can with pot and liquor. That makes all the difference.
    Even for dangerous drugs like meth, I don't think criminalization is the way to go. They could still be legal...but in controlled, clinical environments.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Even for dangerous drugs like meth, I don't think criminalization is the way to go. They could still be legal...but in controlled, clinical environments.
    Society needs to alter the way it views drug addiction. Pushing it into the darkest corners of society to fester out of sight is not the solution.

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It's everyone's problem. Look I live in this ****, other people's addictions directly affect me, so yes it is my business and no I'm not ever going to support legalizing hard drugs.
    DUIs happen each and every year. Deaths due to alcohol related incidents happen each year. Your loved one could be killed by a drunk driver.

    Are you in support of prohibition of alcohol just because alcohol may affect you? Just curious at where you stand on this.

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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Society needs to alter the way it views drug addiction. Pushing it into the darkest corners of society to fester out of sight is not the solution.
    But that is the American solution. Look at health care, teen pregnancy, oil dependency, and government spending. Our political system is such that the elephant in the room is ignored until it ****s on enough people's heads, then congress will finally do something about it or they get replaced.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It's everyone's problem. Look I live in this ****, other people's addictions directly affect me, so yes it is my business and no I'm not ever going to support legalizing hard drugs.
    Why do you live in ****, and why do you allow other people's life choices to affect you to the extent that you can no longer control your own life?


    Also, you're refusing to address the salient fact:

    Drugs are illegal now, and the people around you now are getting all the drugs they want.
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    Re: Calif tax officials: Legal pot would rake in $1.4B

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    But that is the American solution. Look at health care, teen pregnancy, oil dependency, and government spending. Our political system is such that the elephant in the room is ignored until it ****s on enough people's heads, then congress will finally do something about it or they get replaced.
    Absolutely, I agree, but I think it's just symptomatic of the real problem, which is an incremental degradation in communal and familial integrity within American.

    Parents and neighbors have been replaced by flickering screens. Our children are being raised by the morally and intellectually bankrupt mass media. Watch MTV for at least three hours and you'll see exactly what I mean. My eighteen year old brother's girlfriend was watching The Real World on MTV, and I was floored by the self-centeredness and stupidity that these people exhibited. It was just staggering...

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