Keep it illegal
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool." : Stephen King
"Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto." Thomas Jefferson
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
Legalizing Hemp is pretty much a no brainer.
And dont get me started on the negative consequences of the govts deli erate disinformation campaigns. Telling kids pot is EXACTLY as dangerous as heroine.
So a kid succumbs to peer pressure and tries pot. Discovers he has been lied to. Assumes they were lying about heroine and...
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
This is from their website, it's a success report from 2011:
Impact on Demand (2000 through 2011):
Teen drug use:
650,000 fewer teenagers used illicit drugs last year than a decade earlier, a 15 percent decline.
Current marijuana use by teens has dropped seven percent.
Current methamphetamine use by teens has plummeted 67 percent.
Current use of Ecstasy has been slashed by 42 percent among teens.
Current cocaine use among high school seniors has dropped 48 percent, and crack cocaine use has
decreased 50 percent.
Steroid use by teens has dropped by 44 percent.
LSD use has dropped by an astounding 50 percent.
Workplace drug use:
Drug use among workers remains overall at its lowest level in more than 20 years. Since 1988,
positive drug tests have fallen by 72 percent, from 13.6 percent in 1988 to 3.6 percent in 2010.
Cocaine use among workers:
Cocaine use among America's general workforce declined an unprecedented 68 percent between
2006 and 2010.
Workplace marijuana use:
Workplace drug tests in America’s workforce in 2010 showed a 12.5 percent drop in marijuana
use compared to 2006.
Yes of course Hemp should be legal, and so should Cannabis. Anything that can be grown naturally from the earth should be legal with zero restrictions.
2. Absolutely drugs are dangerous. But when you make a drug illegal, you make it more dangerous, not less. We learned that lesson during alcohol prohibition, but for some reason we forget that when it comes to other drugs.
3. Over the last 20 years, dozens of countries and states have either relaxed or tightened the penalties for drugs. But none has ever seen a change in the rate of drug use as a result of the laws. Drug laws affect where drugs are used, but not necessarily whether they're used. Yes there will be a few individuals who'se only reason for never doing a drug is because of the law, but overwhelmingly drug laws have no noticeable affect on the rate of use.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.