Edited for completeness: After the half dozenth time you have the police come cruising up the street when you are in your car making a deal, you really start thinking "I got to change something". That was far from the only reason, but it had a definite effect.
Last edited by Redress; 05-14-09 at 07:39 PM.
Then an undercover narq came to my school as an enrolled student. The sting netted 6 students over the time span of a semester and a half.
The sting was described by the school and local police as a great success, the campus is now drug free! No, you just netted 6 people who were dumb enough to sell to a 30 year old "student". I realized that the Drug War is all about budgets and PR and not actually about public safety, big surprise there.
And I still went about my day at school propositioned just as much as usual, the remaining years of HS.
Last edited by Thoreau; 05-14-09 at 07:50 PM.
I'm not really going anywhere with it. I just rarely see people that used drugs and stopped that found the drug war was was much use in their own personal battle.
The biggest problem I find with the drug war is social programs allow people to hide their problems for too long making it into a bigger problem then it otherwise would be. Even though I have reservations legalizing hard drugs, I don't see anything beneficial about a drug war in the current nanny state climate.