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    Re: Rethinking strategy key to battling drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Well, yes. Let's wait and see how long before any new drugs get legalized. I am betting at least 10 years yet before even marijuana gets legalized. It's opinion, but based strongly on the evidence available...ie, no one in power is pushing for it, and neither of the political parties has it as part of their platform.
    It only needs to be decriminilized not legalized. I say it will be an avalanche in the next administration.


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    Re: Rethinking strategy key to battling drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    It only needs to be decriminilized not legalized. I say it will be an avalanche in the next administration.
    Which potential candidate actually supports decriminalization? I don't know of a single mainstream candidate who supports that.

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    Re: Rethinking strategy key to battling drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Which potential candidate actually supports decriminalization? I don't know of a single mainstream candidate who supports that.
    Arnold governator, Ventura, Ron Paul, Booker, Obama, and many who are on the fence but with the right conditions which are coming will appear as if falling from the sky. Look how fast Prohibition was stopped, almost overnight.


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    Re: Rethinking strategy key to battling drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Arnold governator, Ventura, Ron Paul, Booker, Obama, and many who are on the fence but with the right conditions which are coming will appear as if falling from the sky. Look how fast Prohibition was stopped, almost overnight.
    Obama has said he is against it, and the rest are not electable.

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    Re: Rethinking strategy key to battling drugs

    I'm sure alcohol and tobacco lobbyist don't want it legalized, they would lose a lot of money.Plus the prison guard union probably feels the same way,if they cut 1 million non-violent drug offenders loose they could reduce prisons and guards.Not to mention the lawyers.

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    Re: Rethinking strategy key to battling drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Obama has said he is against it, and the rest are not electable.
    They are not electable to what?

    Obama is fully behind decriminalizing drugs.


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    Re: Rethinking strategy key to battling drugs

    Sounds more like they're rethinking the name than the policy. I'll wait until I see just how this is different before breaking out the bubbler........I mean bubbly

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    Re: Rethinking strategy key to battling drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Which potential candidate actually supports decriminalization? I don't know of a single mainstream candidate who supports that.
    A question for those advocates of marijuana legalization on this board... are you as vocal about your position of marijuana in the real world? Would you discuss your opinion in favor of legalization with your boss and coworkers? Would you go on the local news, sign petitions, and/or protest or carry signs? Wear tee-shirts or bumper stickers?

    How many are open supporters and how many are 'closet' supporters?


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    Re: Rethinking strategy key to battling drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    A question for those advocates of marijuana legalization on this board... are you as vocal about your position of marijuana in the real world? Would you discuss your opinion in favor of legalization with your boss and coworkers? Would you go on the local news, sign petitions, and/or protest or carry signs? Wear tee-shirts or bumper stickers?

    How many are open supporters and how many are 'closet' supporters?

    To answer your question, I am very vocal and very open about it. Why is there reason to be in the closet on this issue? I don't see it, the only thing to be ashamed of that I see is the failure of the last 40 years.

    Hell I even have converted my parents views on the subject, and they do not get more staunchly in the "drugs are horrific" camp then that.

    Why do you ask this question? I don't get why you think that a pro-legalization stance is something that people potentially feel the need to be ashamed of.

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    Re: Rethinking strategy key to battling drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    They are not electable to what?

    Obama is fully behind decriminalizing drugs.
    To the presidency.

    You appear to be mistaken about Obama's stance: Drug czar: Feds won't support legalized pot - Local - fresnobee.com

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