Not to mention marijuana is the drug that has the most bulk, taking this out of the cartels hands greatly reduces the amount of goods that are smuggled across border, which also reduces illegal border crossings, and the need to entice people to mule bales of marijuana across the border in exchange for facilitating their illegal entry into the country, and also eliminating the illegal squatting and farming in our national forests that the cartels are so heavily involved in.
I do agree with you that it is not a solution to the problem, but it is a step in the right direction. I would rather all drugs be legalized and completely eradicate the cartel from drug profits altogether
But speaking of addictive drugs and an ever expanding market, how about that ever expanding heroin market.. the addiction rate (as a percentage of our population) has been virtually flat for over a century now, independent of legality and availability.
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I know you are on the same page as I as advocating legalization, but I feel that one of the major reasons for legalization is to eliminate the black market and cartel involvement, they are intolerable, the cancer need to be amputated, and the cartels then should be discarded and left to kill each other off for what few scraps remain. There needs to be no trace of their infection left in the drug trade, and the wound needs to be completely cauterized. So while I agree in principle with you regarding legalization, I have major issues with the idea of "legitimizing" criminals and cartels.
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