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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    Why would the US legalize drugs? You have to be very naive to not see that their are many LEO who benefit from the war on drugs, be it that they are either corrupt and accept bribes or they wouldn't have a job if their was no war.
    Which would be another reason to legalize drugs.

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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Of Course they do. But if pot were sold legally like beer, it would be infinitely easier for them to get and they would be smokin pot like they're drinkin beer now. Plus it's a lot easier to hide a joint then a twelve pack.

    Capitalism would take over the pot industry. Corporate farms and their labs would produce the most potent sh*t ever. It would be high quality and plentiful. It is easier to manufacture than liquor or beer and economies of scale would force prices to drop like a rock. It would be marketed like Coca Cola or Marlboros. It would be a growth industry kind of like a combination of the alcohol and tobacco industry.

    If they do legalize pot I will grow it in my garden and try to make a few bucks.
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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Decriminalization still allows the black market to function by shielding the demand aspect (user) from a considerable amount of risk. This has to be taken with great importance as the criminal element of the drug trade... the supply aspect (pusher) is still the only means to obtain the drug. In order to shut down cartels and the sort, you will have to legalize their product. But certain measures would still have to be addressed given the addictive properties to cocaine, heroin, meth, etc..., from a societal point of view. Easier access to hard drugs presents its own sort of risks.

    The focus on the "war on drugs" shifts from deterrence to rehabilitation. Drug abuse in these regards is a disease and until it is treated like one, the "war on drugs" will be a losing battle. Hospitals in the tune of the 100's, maybe even 1000's if we include nicotine and alcohol. All intended to treat addiction as a disease and allow a person to be "weened" off in the most medically sensible practice. Yes.... This means they will be (for the time being) supplying addicts with drugs.

    Can you deal with that? If not; legalization is not for you. If not; the drug cartels will remain forever dominant in the black market.
    My short answer is: yes I can deal with that.

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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Which would be another reason to legalize drugs.
    Well crooked cops wouldn't go straight just because they lost their revenue from the drug traders. They would start harassing civilians for money. And that isn't good for the public. With this drug trade we don't get to see how corrupt the police force is because it is very hard to keep track of all the billions of dollars in CASH that is being traded.

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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    Well crooked cops wouldn't go straight just because they lost their revenue from the drug traders. They would start harassing civilians for money. And that isn't good for the public. With this drug trade we don't get to see how corrupt the police force is because it is very hard to keep track of all the billions of dollars in CASH that is being traded.
    Can you show if this would be significant?
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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Yes but not because it will benefit Mexico, because it will benefit us.

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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Legalizing drugs in America will not reduce the bloodshed in Mexico. Why would it? There's still gonna be a demand for drugs (prolly a rise in demand if decriminalized). Drug addicts aren't going to mysteriously kick their habits once drugs are legal.

    America doesn't have the climate to grow coca leaves or poppy plants. Drug cartels still supply us with marijuana and crystal meth, and these are the 2 drugs we can produce here.

    And besides....The US government makes too much money off illegal drugs. Do you all really think metric tons of drugs are coming across the border without people being paid off? I bet if it were nuclear weapons that border would be sealed up.

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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    Legalizing drugs in America will not reduce the bloodshed in Mexico. Why would it? There's still gonna be a demand for drugs (prolly a rise in demand if decriminalized). Drug addicts aren't going to mysteriously kick their habits once drugs are legal.

    America doesn't have the climate to grow coca leaves or poppy plants. Drug cartels still supply us with marijuana and crystal meth, and these are the 2 drugs we can produce here.

    And besides....The US government makes too much money off illegal drugs. Do you all really think metric tons of drugs are coming across the border without people being paid off? I bet if it were nuclear weapons that border would be sealed up.
    But if drugs can be imported legally, then the cartels will be out of business, unless, of course,they want to become legitimate business people, which is highly unlikely. Even if they did, there would be no need for gang wars to establish turf.

    Of course, addicts aren't going to kick their habits if drugs are made legal, but they will have access to those drugs, along with counseling and medical supervision, until they are able to kick the habit. Meanwhile, they won't have to engage in illegal activities in order to feed their addiction.
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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    But if drugs can be imported legally, then the cartels will be out of business, unless, of course,they want to become legitimate business people, which is highly unlikely. Even if they did, there would be no need for gang wars to establish turf.

    Of course, addicts aren't going to kick their habits if drugs are made legal, but they will have access to those drugs, along with counseling and medical supervision, until they are able to kick the habit. Meanwhile, they won't have to engage in illegal activities in order to feed their addiction.
    The cartels wouldn't be out of business, business would probably pick up. Who do you think makes Americas cocaine? And who do you think ships it over the borders?

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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    Legalizing drugs in America will not reduce the bloodshed in Mexico. Why would it? There's still gonna be a demand for drugs (prolly a rise in demand if decriminalized). Drug addicts aren't going to mysteriously kick their habits once drugs are legal.

    America doesn't have the climate to grow coca leaves or poppy plants. Drug cartels still supply us with marijuana and crystal meth, and these are the 2 drugs we can produce here.

    And besides....The US government makes too much money off illegal drugs. Do you all really think metric tons of drugs are coming across the border without people being paid off? I bet if it were nuclear weapons that border would be sealed up.
    I think this is the fourth time I've stated this.

    Decriminalization and legalization of drugs won't stop drug use but rather drug violence.

    Of course we will still get the same number of people in the U.S. who are drug addicts. And I'm fine with that. But it will stop the drug violence in the U.S. and in Mexico when legitimate businesses will be able to manufacture and distribute recreational drugs rather than criminal cartels killing each other over the trade.

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