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Old 12-14-2017, 04:03 AM
 
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Marijuana is the least of America's 'drug' problem. It should have been legalized long before now and maybe there would not be a worse epidemic in our midst.

The 10 Worst States for the Deadly Drug Crisis


Ironically, as President Trump and members of Congress have elevated opioid addiction and drug overdoses to a top issue, the biggest problems can literally be found in the back yard of the White House and the U.S. Capitol.

A new study by the online research group WalletHub found that the District of Columbia, far and away, has a bigger drug addiction problem than any of the 50 states. In the ranking of states with the most serious drug problems, DC is followed by Vermont, Colorado, Delaware, Rhode Island, Oregon, Connecticut, Arizona, Massachusetts and Michigan.

The District of Columbia has long been a center of illicit drug trafficking and abuse, even as the city has undergone a major demographic shift over the past couple of decades marked by massive commercial expansion, residential gentrification, a declining black population and a huge influx of wealthy businessmen, lawyers and government officials.

The WalletHub analysis shows the District of Columbia ranked first nationally in the percentage of adults who needed but didn’t receive treatment for illicit drug use in the past year and second in the percentage of teens and adults who used illicit drugs in the past month.

https://www.usnews.com/opinion/world...o-over-opioids
Interesting that except for Michigan all the top states for most serious drug problems are in the East or West.

None of tbe states mentioned as least likely to legalize marijuana are on the top opiod abusing state list.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:30 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Kansas. Because Jesus.
But the are lots of 'Because Jesus' states. Some are even more Because Jesus than Kansas.


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Sure there is a focus on economics and socialism, but I've never known a Berniebro who is prolife, supports voter ID laws, wants to build the wall, oppose transgender people serving in the military, or any other social Conservative agenda.
I feel like a lot of Berniebros are economic socialists and social libertarians as opposed to social liberals. Which is to say I believe their opposition to pro-life, walls, transgender issues, etc. is born more out of a none-of-my-business attitude than some kind of keening for social justice.

I never got the SJW liberal progressive vibe from that group. Quite different from the neoliberal Americans (Democrat party) or the European Social Democrats, both of whom are tripping over each other to gain the favor of radical progressivism; more as a survival strategy for their parties rather than an ideological foundation. Kind of like the Republican's dubious relationship with white nationalists.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:38 AM
 
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I am one of the rare people who hates pot and I am in total awe of any state where its still illegal.I am curious what do you predict will be the last state to legalize marijuana? My guess is Utah but it very well could be a state in the deep South.
All you have to do to figure out who the last state to legalize marijuanan is look at any state's arrests for "simple" possession. If you are in any state where they are still busting people for for an ounce or less it is unlikely that state will legalize weed anytime soon. Their privitized jails have too much and too many lobbist in their state's legislature and the jails make too much $$$ from weed busts.

its that simple.
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Old 12-14-2017, 02:14 PM
 
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But the are lots of 'Because Jesus' states. Some are even more Because Jesus than Kansas.

Fair enough. Kansas is still my guess tho'.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:44 PM
 
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But the are lots of 'Because Jesus' states. Some are even more Because Jesus than Kansas.




I feel like a lot of Berniebros are economic socialists and social libertarians as opposed to social liberals. Which is to say I believe their opposition to pro-life, walls, transgender issues, etc. is born more out of a none-of-my-business attitude than some kind of keening for social justice.

I never got the SJW liberal progressive vibe from that group. Quite different from the neoliberal Americans (Democrat party) or the European Social Democrats, both of whom are tripping over each other to gain the favor of radical progressivism; more as a survival strategy for their parties rather than an ideological foundation. Kind of like the Republican's dubious relationship with white nationalists.
The Berniebros simply have an extreme focus on socialism or communism. I don't know if I'd call them social libertarians, in my opinion they want hardcore socialism or communism and believe that's what will alleviate social ills.

I was arguing with some Berners the other day, one of the things they claimed was that Trump's initial anti-Mexican speech was about economics, to which I sharply disagreed.

That doesn't mean I'm a social justice warrior (although by Trump supporter standards I definitely am), it's just that I do believe there is a serious racism problem in this country that we can't just ignore so that we can have a communist kumbaya.

Notice how the most heated political arguments people get into are not about economic issues, but social issues. The alt-right's obsession with calling people cucks does not have much to do with economics, it's because of the culture war.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:48 PM
 
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Sure there is a focus on economics and socialism, but I've never known a Berniebro who is prolife, supports voter ID laws, wants to build the wall, oppose transgender people serving in the military, or any other social Conservative agenda.
Of course not, I'm not saying they're conservatives but they tend to think that socialism or communism is the way to fix our problems and that we should be focusing mainly on that. I think a lot of Berniebros, at least the ones who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton because she's not socialistic enough, are middle class white suburbanites who can't quite empathize with the most oppressed groups and have more psychological room to be idealogues rather than vote strategically.
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:11 AM
 
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Meh.. All the Bernie fans I know want free health care and their college loans wiped out.

I'm willing to bet that 85% of Bernie fans never think about actual socialism (or especially communism).
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The hardcore Republican states in the South (Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas) will never legalize it, unless it is legalized federally.
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, or Alabama
This! The majority of these states are still stuck in 1972. The legalization will spread from east to west. Texas will jump the gun because of it's powerhouse cities especially with all the new californians which have transplanted, as will Georgia with Atlanta, then northeast and finally the rest of the midwest and south.
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Old 12-15-2017, 09:25 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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This! The majority of these states are still stuck in 1972. The legalization will spread from east to west. Texas will jump the gun because of it's powerhouse cities especially with all the new californians which have transplanted, as will Georgia with Atlanta, then northeast and finally the rest of the midwest and south.
Oklahoma belongs in that list.

If you want to experience real time travel, take the trip back and forth between Oklahoma City and Dallas. Dallas is a modern 21st century New South city while Oklahoma City is stuck in 1987.
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