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

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    What are the drug addicts going to do when the drugs become "legal" and the "uncorrupted" Mexican government is busy setting up these narcotic manufacturing plants??
    More likely than not, it won't be the Mexican government who sets up the nacrotic manufacturing plants but rather private enterprises.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    More likely than not, it won't be the Mexican government who sets up the nacrotic manufacturing plants but rather private enterprises.
    WHAT are the addicts (addicts need their fix on the hour) going to do while these "private enterprises" are being constructed????

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    WHAT are the addicts (addicts need their fix on the hour) going to do while these "private enterprises" are being constructed????
    Nobody said that the cartels would die with the stroke of the pen that signs a legalization bill.
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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    I understood you just fine. There is plenty of money to be made in a legal narcotics market. Others will step in.
    "Others will step in"?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Nobody said that the cartels would die with the stroke of the pen that signs a legalization bill.
    Drunken- You're case isn't holding up on the logistics behind the decriminalization of narcotics.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    Drunken- You're case isn't holding up on the logistics behind the decriminalization of narcotics.
    How? Yes I know that the cartels are powerful, but they can't much to go against economics. It simply isn't profitable to run an organization like they are in a legal, open environment. I don't know how many times I have to state this.

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    "Others will step in"?
    And for the 100th time moonshining vs legal alcohol.
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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    How? Yes I know that the cartels are powerful, but they can't much to go against economics. It simply isn't profitable to run an organization like they are in a legal, open environment. I don't know how many times I have to state this.


    If it weren't so profitable then why do stores buy counterfeit goods instead of the real thing? There will always be a cartel and it will have members. IF drugs are legalized who is to say that the stores that sell drugs won't be selling stuff made by the cartels instead of the government made drugs? I cannot see Pfizer or Merck all of sudden taking a large interest in the selling and distribution of cocaine, herion, crystal meth, etc. So really just because you make it legal does not mean that the cartels are not going to be the ones still controlling the market.
    Alcohol Prohibition was a totally different thing to the illegal drug trade that gives the cartels their money.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    If it weren't so profitable then why do stores buy counterfeit goods instead of the real thing? There will always be a cartel and it will have members. IF drugs are legalized who is to say that the stores that sell drugs won't be selling stuff made by the cartels instead of the government made drugs? I cannot see Pfizer or Merck all of sudden taking a large interest in the selling and distribution of cocaine, herion, crystal meth, etc. So really just because you make it legal does not mean that the cartels are not going to be the ones still controlling the market.
    Alcohol Prohibition was a totally different thing to the illegal drug trade that gives the cartels their money.
    Stores buy counterfeit goods because they are cheaper. This will not be the case with a drug cartel. The cartel will still have to produce, smuggle and transport the drugs to the gov't regulated distribution point. Local growers will sell for less than the cost cartel's have. The revenue stream will dry up for the cartels and they will end up fighting themselves over pennies.

    Note, there will not be government made drugs.
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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    What are the drug addicts going to do when the drugs become "legal" and the "uncorrupted" Mexican government is busy setting up these narcotic manufacturing plants??
    Do drugs of course. The day drugs are legalized, it will not instantaniously drop prices to the point where it is unprofitable for suppliers to embark on their journey for profits.

    Regardless, you seem ignorant as to the labor/capital ratio for drug manufacturing. The narcotic manufacturers already exist: we refer to them as Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Johnson and Johnson, Glaxco-Smith, etc....

    But from the perspectives you have been arguing from; i suspect you are have a financial stake in drugs being illegal. Are you a cop/dea/probation officer/warden/etc...???
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    Re: Should the U.S. legalize drugs for Mexico's benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Stores buy counterfeit goods because they are cheaper. This will not be the case with a drug cartel. The cartel will still have to produce, smuggle and transport the drugs to the gov't regulated distribution point. Local growers will sell for less than the cost cartel's have. The revenue stream will dry up for the cartels and they will end up fighting themselves over pennies.

    Note, there will not be government made drugs.
    You are living in a dream world. It won't work out that way, there will always be a black market for drugs even if it is regulated by this impossibile to corrupt USA government officials.

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