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    War on drugs.

    I want to get a feel for many people here are pro-legalization of pot, how many are pro legalization of everything, and how many are drug warriors.
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    Re: War on drugs.

    Portugal and Spain have proven that decriminalizing small amounts of all drugs and implementing a harm reduction model not only restores lives, it saves the government major money and increases over all freedom of the people.

    Even with addictive drugs like heroin and cocaine, the crime rate is the result of withdrawls and lack of access. If many addicts had easier access to their drug of choice, they would be better able to seek rehab with a rational mind. And if they don't want rehab, then that's their choice, but they will still be held accountable for their actions by the law, their communities and their families.

    The DEA has too many over-reaching powers. They are the trojan horse that permits government to trample on our rights. There is no evidence that Reagan's war on drugs has meaningfully impacted drug use. All it has done is increased our prison population to the worst in the western world, and given the government too many opportunities to abuse power.

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    Re: War on drugs.

    In theory, I'm pro-legalization of everything.

    In practice, living in the midst of an irresponsible society and being disgusted with the dishonesty and ignorance of the pro-legalization movement, I'm on the fence about supporting medical marijuana.

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    Re: War on drugs.

    Not so much "legalize it all", but at least "decriminalize it all". Drug addiction is a public health issue, not a law enforcement issue. There should be legal and safe means of acquiring hard narcotic drugs, even if they're tied to treatment.

    The "War on Drugs" is highly profitable, so that's not going to happen, but it's what ought to happen.
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    Re: War on drugs.

    Legalize Marijuana.
    It is absurd that it was ever illegal in the first place.

    There are a few other drugs that I would vote NO on but would not be upset if they were legalized.
    Such as Powder form Cocaine, LSD, or Ex.

    But things such as Oxy and Heroin simply must stay illegal. It is far far too easy to kill yourself with.
    I've seen some people completely ruin their lives and I have known some people who overdosed and died.

    Yet the only life ruining I have seen from Coke or Pot has been by way of the police.

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    Re: War on drugs.

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrettt View Post
    I want to get a feel for many people here are pro-legalization of pot, how many are pro legalization of everything, and how many are drug warriors.
    I'm in favor of legalizing marijuana as well as some other relatively harmless and less addictive drugs like ecstasy, LSD, mescaline, and mushrooms. I also believe some drugs are dangerous enough that they should remain illegal, such as heroin, cocaine, and crystal meth.

    I do think that the method of enforcement should change for the drugs that remain illegal though. It should focus on the people importing and selling the drugs, and focus more on treating the addiction of users rather than punishing them.
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    Re: War on drugs.

    A 'war' that was lost before ever it began. What a joke.

    Trillions wasted. For what? So global governments can write themselves nice big blank cheques?

    Demand creates supply. The ****ing idiots.

    Big Government! Hurrah!

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    Re: War on drugs.

    I wonder, and I've brought this up before, in case I seem repetitive, how many other people here have toe tagged some idiot druggie teenager, and put his corpse in a cooler, knowing that you, a complete stranger, will be the last person ever who feels the warmth generated by his body. No handshake, kiss or embrace will ever pass it on to another.

    People, I think, ought to try out that experience before deciding to legalize more recreational drugs.

    Oh, and that whole "pot is harmless" crap? Have you ever seen neglected children whose pothead excuses for parents are too stoned to care for them. That happens too.
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    Re: War on drugs.

    The "war on drugs" is just a war on people. The object is to get as many people into the "prison industrial complex" as possible.
    Then fines and penalties have to be payed. They have to be "monitored"...all this requires more jails and prisons and more unionized cops and guards, swat teams, dogs, guns, cars, radios and clerks and judges and courthouses and probation officers and lawyers....etc..etc...Essentially bigger government to "control" more people and take their property.

    The more people they get in the system, the more they can point to a drug "problem"..and continue to grow the system at the expanse of citizens. It's a self fulfilling, never ending "problem" (racket) that can only be addressed by incarcerating more and more people.
    It's all about control.

    Have you ever heard a cop/police chief say that they have enough "assets"?..of course not. They always want more....it "justifies" their job.
    Imagine if drugs were legalized today...the jails would be emptied and all these law "enforcement" people wouldn't be necessary.
    It ain't gonna happen.
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    Re: War on drugs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    Oh, and that whole "pot is harmless" crap? Have you ever seen neglected children whose pothead excuses for parents are too stoned to care for them. That happens too.
    No, pot is not harmless, most rational people realize this. However, it's no more harmful than alcohol or tobacco, and those are legal.

    Plus IMO when you compare the harm that might be done by legalizing marijuana vs the cost of enforcing the laws against it, I don't think it's worth it to keep it illegal.
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