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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    Quite the contrary, they have too much to gain. Just think about how much money our government would save and then earn in taxes. It is scary to think of all that money
    Sure, but I have to wonder if, from their perspective, the political advantages of prohibition roundly outweigh any question of pecuniary benefit.

    The US government spent $15bn on the 'war on drugs' in '10. I'm not certain they could recoup that loss with legalisation; even via levying taxation. Prohibition is the cash cow par excellence, and the concomitant moral high ground affords one hell of a platform.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    Sure, but I have to wonder if, from their perspective, the political advantages of prohibition roundly outweigh any question of pecuniary benefit.

    The US government spent $15bn on the 'war on drugs' in '10. I'm not certain they could recoup that loss with legalisation; even via levying taxation. Prohibition is the cash cow par excellence, and the concomitant moral high ground affords one hell of a platform.
    In this time, economics should always trump politics. 15 billion dollars a year saved is better than nothing. That money can be spent in other ares to generate revenue.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    The obvious moral reasons why marijuana should not be against the law aside... prohibition accomplishes not a single beneficial goal for society. Even if someone could make the argument that the very act of smoking and getting high is detrimental to society (hint: you can't), prohibition doesn't accomplish that. It doesn't even appear to be making a dent. It's just increasing crime, bringing strife to poorer neighborhoods, massively skewing the priorities of police, shredding the fourth amendment... I cannot think of a single benefit brought to the table by the illegality of marijuana, and certainly nothing to outweigh the detriments.
    What exactly are the obvious moral reasons?

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    In this time, economics should always trump politics. 15 billion dollars a year saved is better than nothing. That money can be spent in other ares to generate revenue.
    Imagine if instead of spending billions in a war...we made money through capitalism....hmmm, seems kinda republican.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    Imagine if instead of spending billions in a war...we made money through capitalism....hmmm, seems kinda republican.
    That's why I am independent. I have views of both parties.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    In this time, economics should always trump politics. 15 billion dollars a year saved is better than nothing. That money can be spent in other ares to generate revenue.
    That is certainly true.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    That's why I am independent. I have views of both parties.
    I tried to be an independent...really I did.

    Problem was I could not ignore Republicans...Dems, no problem...boring as hell'

    But supposed conservatives (which they could not be, look it up) actually piss me off!

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    I tried to be an independent...really I did.

    Problem was I could not ignore Republicans...Dems, no problem...boring as hell'

    But supposed conservatives (which they could not be, look it up) actually piss me off!
    Hahahaha. I love debating with conservatives. Sometimes I find stuff to agree on, but I mostly laugh at them while responding as neutrally as possible
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    Constitutionally, on a federal level, yes it should be legal. At the same time, forcing the rest of us to pay welfare, foodstamps, etc for people who fry their brains on drugs or underperform socially because of drugs should not be legal. So that's the answer.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized?

    I voted yes ... but i do not personally partake.

    It should have laws to regulate such as those for ETOH.

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