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    AP IMPACT: New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

    This is the new formula for methamphetamine: a two-liter soda bottle, a few handfuls of cold pills and some noxious chemicals. Shake the bottle and the volatile reaction produces one of the world's most addictive drugs.

    An Associated Press review of lab seizures and interviews with state and federal law enforcement agents found that the new method is rapidly spreading across the nation's midsection and is contributing to a spike in the number of meth cases after years of declining arrests. The new formula does away with the clutter of typical meth labs, and it can turn the back seat of a car or a bathroom stall into a makeshift drug factory. Some addicts have even made the drug while driving.
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    Oops. I guess we need more band-aid solutions like a Federal ban on buying too many two-litre bottles of Dr. Pepper huh?

    Or we could drop this pathetically impotent War on Drug Users for an actual War on Drugs. You know, one that correctly identifies drug addiction as a medical problem, not a criminal one, and provides solutions that actually help to reduce the demand for drugs.

    But no, throwing addicts in jail gives too many people a warm and fuzzy feeling.

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    Re: AP IMPACT: New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

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    Oops. I guess we need more band-aid solutions like a Federal ban on buying too many two-litre bottles of Dr. Pepper huh?

    Or we could drop this pathetically impotent War on Drug Users for an actual War on Drugs. You know, one that correctly identifies drug addiction as a medical problem, not a criminal one, and provides solutions that actually help to reduce the demand for drugs.

    But no, throwing addicts in jail gives too many people a warm and fuzzy feeling.
    Drug addiction is certainly at least partly a medical problem.

    Drug manufacturing and trafficking is a criminal problem.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: AP IMPACT: New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

    One of the problems is that the drug warriors will never be as motivated as the drug users.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: AP IMPACT: New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

    This procedure probably produces very low yield drugs,and is more other chemicals.I say let them blow themselves up making it.If they can manage to kill themselves instead of just getting burnt,their will be no court or incarceration cost,a win -win situation.

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    Re: AP IMPACT: New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

    I am all for decriminalizing marijuana and other soft drugs, but I can't see the benefit to society in decriminalizing Meth.

    I don't see Meth Addiction as a medical problem. I see it more as a "your white trash ass is a f**king idiot for touching a drug like Meth in the first place". It has to be the worst drug you could possibly get strung out on. You may as well be getting hooked to arsenic.

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    Re: AP IMPACT: New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

    Quote Originally Posted by rudedog View Post
    This procedure probably produces very low yield drugs,and is more other chemicals.I say let them blow themselves up making it.If they can manage to kill themselves instead of just getting burnt,their will be no court or incarceration cost,a win -win situation.
    The problem with meth (and some other drugs) is that they don't just blow themselves up while making it, they blow themselves and sometimes innocent people with them.

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    Re: AP IMPACT: New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I am all for decriminalizing marijuana and other soft drugs, but I can't see the benefit to society in decriminalizing Meth.

    I don't see Meth Addiction as a medical problem. I see it more as a "your white trash ass is a f**king idiot for touching a drug like Meth in the first place". It has to be the worst drug you could possibly get strung out on. You may as well be getting hooked to arsenic.

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    Re: AP IMPACT: New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Bottom row looks like a typical mall in Arkansas.


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    I am from Arkansas, but that was pretty funny.
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    Re: AP IMPACT: New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I am all for decriminalizing marijuana and other soft drugs, but I can't see the benefit to society in decriminalizing Meth.
    Can you name one benefit of keeping it illegal?

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    Re: AP IMPACT: New meth formula avoids anti-drug laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Binary_Digit View Post
    Can you name one benefit of keeping it illegal?
    Drugs like marijuana pose no demonstrable ill effects to society other than possibly promoting obesity. So then the question is why are we pissing away billions trying to combat it, when that money and resources would be better spent combating drugs like Meth and Crack / Cocaine.

    The problem with decriminalizing Meth is that you cannot safely manufacture it outside of an industrial facility. You can safely grow pot in your backyard, but you can't make meth safely in your garage. At minimum, the result is a mini toxic waste dump.

    So you could not just stop with decriminalizing it, you would have to fully legalize the sale and production of it. Thus you would have to have a heavily regulated industry out there that produces Meth, which would of course be more expensive than what a Meth lab in someone's garage could make it for, and thus Meth addicts would still buy it on the black market. In the end, it accomplishes nothing but to make an extremely dangerous substance even more accessible than it is today.
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