Legalizing marijuana is a move to deal with the crime and violence of our prohibition problem. It is to eliminate a black market for the drug, and the crime associated with that (which is heavily slanted towards juvenile perpetrators, and usage).
After we are able to shrug off the problems associated with the black market (including those Mexicans squatting and destroying our Ntl. Forests), we will be in a better position to deal with marijuana the DRUG problem.
In order to be able to do anything about the drug problem, we have to get rid of the black market, the crime, and the violence that is sucking our resources down the drain, preventing us from dealing with our DRUG problem.
A "compromise" with low THC pot will guarantee the continued existence of a black market distribution, we cannot bail out a tub of water with the faucet running still.
Last edited by marduc; 01-10-10 at 07:38 PM.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Drugs are bad, prohibition is worse
If the legal cannabis is strong enough to get high why should most people break the law by buying illegal high thc bud.
There is obvious flaws in it but letting very high thc onto the market is like selling gut rot moonshine because if you dont people are either going to drink lots of lager until they get the same effect or just buy the illegal gut rot.
Maybe most people do not want to get wasted and maybe the ones that do need treatment rather than strong drugs.
If smoking is wrong, then why is pot right?
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
as for your argument that one dangerous substance is enough: hypothetically, do you think that alcohol should be illegal? forgive me if you have mentioned this before.
If cannabis was legal and alchohol was not then maybe I would argue that we should make beer and wine legal but not spirits.
You were the one that stated you were a winner and implied I got my knowledge of cannabis through viewing 'reefer madness'.
If you can dish it out you should cry when you get it back.
Im not referring to the extremely low tar ones but the middling ones that give you a buzz but are not just fresh air.
People who smoke high tar cigarettes do not generally smoke significantly less of them than people who smoke middle tar ones..hence the danger.
I have no reason to believe that someone will only smoke half a spliff because it is very strong nor would they put less bud in the joint.
"Don't be particular bout nothin, but the company you keep"