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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by surrealistpenguin View Post
    Well, I think it was the biggest earner for Italian organized crime back in the 80s (or at least one of them). They would sell them on throughout Europe.

    Here in the UK it's common knowledge that they come off the back of a truck, so to speak . . . Plenty of people buy them so it's no secret. Sh*t, you sometimes get guys that come up to in the street in broad daylight offering you cheap cigs.
    I wish that would happen to me. I don't know anyone in the mafia.

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I wish that would happen to me. I don't know anyone in the mafia.
    Ugh . . . They're not the mafia, they're the people who make the final sale - into the hands of the consumers. But then I guess you already knew that and were just being sarcastic. Shame on me for replying.

    Anyway my point is, it's safe to say that with more addictive drugs taxation would (re-)create a black market.
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    It should be treated about the same as alcohol....
    and should be prescribed to every member of congress, might loosen their sphincters a bit, then they won't be so full of crap....
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    Honestly, I have never heard about illegal cigarette trade until now.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    I think we should totally legalize pot! Oh the tax revenue...and I even heard that the prices of pot would drop from today's prices even with the high taxes. I guess the prices are so exorbitant now because of the illegality of marijuana distribution.

    I smoke pot, and I'd love if it were legal to.

    On top of everything, I proclaim: why not?
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    Re: Should marijuana be legalized for recreational purposes

    The only valid point prohibitionists can make is to claim that other people's drug use can somehow affect them in a negative way. It's unfortunate and embarrassing for them that they can't seem to come up with something that doesn't involve subsequent actions (like driving or stealing) or health costs to taxpayers which are no different than what a steady diet of McDonald's incurs. They can't prove that someone's drug use might lead to subsequent harmful actions to others because no credible medical authority has ever produced a study which suggests that drug use alone compels users to commit other crimes. And they can't complain about health costs unless they want to ban McDee's for the same reason or be a hypocrite.

    Regarding prohibition as a whole, whether it's alcohol or drugs: history doesn't repeat itself, people just repeat the same mistakes.

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