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    Re: Mexico Decriminalizes All Drugs!

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    It would seem that Mexico is now a more advanced than America.
    Great, let's send all of our poor across their borders. Oh wait, they actually have immigration standards!
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    Re: Mexico Decriminalizes All Drugs!

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    You really think so? I am extremely doubtful that it can be done at reasonable cost.
    It would certainly be cheaper, financially, than fighting the public relations war has been. You could probably fund the drug war just on the confiscated drug money. Every single dealer is put to death. First offense, you're executed. We confiscate everything you own without exception and sell it at fair market value, not for pennies on the dollar like we do now. This might not net a lot for the low-end dealers but for the kingpins who have millions, it's a jackpot. We treat all drugs the same, we do not treat cocaine and crack differently because the rich tend to use one over the other. All the confiscated drugs go into mandatory drug treatment programs. People leave no longer addicted. There is a point at which repeat offenders have shown they are not willing to change, at which point they are handled in some way, we can debate that at another time.

    We work with other countries to eliminate the drug trade within their borders. Those who refuse to work with us, we cut off all foreign aid. We execute all drug mules, drug runners and drug dealers crossing the border. Heck, leave a pile of bodies, it might dissuade anyone from trying it again.

    I have no doubt it could be done. I doubt America has the stomach for it.
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    Re: Mexico Decriminalizes All Drugs!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I have no doubt it could be done. I doubt America has the stomach for it.
    Naw, I'm totally against the idea. It's prohibition. If people want to use, it is their right to use. Make the growing and distribution legal. Now that would be cheaper than either the propoganda war or the lock-down you are talking about.

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    Re: Mexico Decriminalizes All Drugs!

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    I thought I was going to die the 4th or so time I tried pot. I felt like my veins where bursting. I wanted to go to the hospital. I had no tolerance to THC and over smoked incredibly. (was trying to keep on pace with friends) Later I learned to just take a couple lung fulls out of 1 bowl only and share the rest. WAY better. Then it grew to 2 bowls.... 3... 4....

    Yea I wasnt trying to keep up. Im talking one or two hits and suddenly it felt as if someone parked a cement truck on my chest and I couldnt breath. I would think this could have been over doing it and not a case of allergic reaction but this lasted for 2-3 days.

    Its such a shame too. I have a very hard time going to sleep and this stuff knocks me out in a matter of minutes.

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    Re: Mexico Decriminalizes All Drugs!

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Naw, I'm totally against the idea. It's prohibition. If people want to use, it is their right to use. Make the growing and distribution legal. Now that would be cheaper than either the propoganda war or the lock-down you are talking about.
    That's like saying we should get rid of laws against murder. It's prohibition. If people want to kill, it is their right to kill. We can apply that to every type of law. To go down that road is anarchy.
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    Re: Mexico Decriminalizes All Drugs!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    That's like saying we should get rid of laws against murder. It's prohibition. If people want to kill, it is their right to kill. We can apply that to every type of law. To go down that road is anarchy.
    I think you are high to equate the legalization of something that is harmless to others like taking drugs, to the legalization of murder. Do I even need to comment on this?

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    Re: Mexico Decriminalizes All Drugs!

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I think you are high to equate the legalization of something that is harmless to others like taking drugs, to the legalization of murder.
    While I might agree with you regarding pot, there's nothing harmless about meth; there's nothing harmless about cocaine.

    These drugs destroy families and increase the crime rate. Like murder, they need to remain banned.

    The fact that some token minority will brake a law is no justification to remove that law entirely, thus greatly increasing the frequency of that behavior far beyond the original token minority.

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Do I even need to comment on this?
    You need to do a whole hell of a lot more than merely comment. You need to present a well thought-out and well sourced argument.
    Last edited by Jerry; 10-14-09 at 01:38 PM.

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    Re: Mexico Decriminalizes All Drugs!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    While I might agree with you regarding pot, there's nothing harmless about meth; there's nothing harmless about cocaine.

    These drugs destroy families and increase the crime rate. Like murder, they need to remain banned.
    Taking meth and taking cocaine are arguable damaging to the individual taking them. So is smoking and it is legal. The actions of an individual while on coke or meth may be violent but that same individual can be violent without taking those drugs. The violence is not due to the taking of those drugs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The fact that some token minority will brake a law is no justification to remove that law entirely, thus greatly increasing the frequency of that behavior far beyond the original token minority.
    I am not saying that. I am saying that since the behavior is non-violent and non-property damaging, there is no reason to have a law against it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    You need to do a whole hell of a lot more than merely comment. You need to present a well thought-out and well sourced argument.
    What I wrote sufficies to meet that criteria.

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    Re: Mexico Decriminalizes All Drugs!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    While I might agree with you regarding pot, there's nothing harmless about meth; there's nothing harmless about cocaine.

    These drugs destroy families and increase the crime rate. Like murder, they need to remain banned.
    Those drugs cause crime BECAUSE there is a black market for them, created by the war on drugs.
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    Re: Mexico Decriminalizes All Drugs!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    While I might agree with you regarding pot, there's nothing harmless about meth; there's nothing harmless about cocaine.

    These drugs destroy families and increase the crime rate. Like murder, they need to remain banned.
    Drugs Are Health Problems, Not Criminal Problems. Wake Up

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