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Old 02-27-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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But it's so much better to have methheads and meth labs right next to schools like they are in Santee, El Cajon and the rest of the lower-middle class cities here in San Diego? Meth addicts exist in huge numbers now, and the drug is illegal. But that's not the only problem, the problem in not in the users, but in the pushers and manufacturers. Same goes for Heroin, Cocaine, Ecstasy and Opium. I would never want anyone I know to do those drugs, and wouldn't want them near the kids I try to save from the gangs though my charity work. Gangs are financed by drugs...this is a fact. The illegal drugs have brought insane amounts of wealth (Pablo Escobar was the 7th richest man in the world at his peak) and THAT's where most of the violence comes from. Sure, there will still be border trafficking, but the violence will vanish because there willl be no incentive to kill for drug money (cause there will be none...just like after Alcohol was legalized) and the transporting of illegals isn't nearly as high-profit. Guns get transported because of the drug war and the related turf wars.

If you think that the cartels will somehow create a black market when there's a legal market, let me ask you this...would you buy beer from a bootlegger when you could go to 7-11 and get it? Why would I risk criminal prosecution when there was a perfectly legal method? Why would I put myself at risk, when I could just go to a convenience store? The DEMAND (supply and demand, the most basic concept in economics, proves that legalization would bring the price and profit margin down) for bootleg drugs will vanish because there will be plenty available to anyone who wants it.

That crap is illegal now, yet I still have crackheads on my corner begging me for money every morning. Make it legal and those crackheads will stay, but at least they'll be paying taxes indirectly (buying crack from 7-11, it gets taxed as business income for the corporation) and supporting the costs of rehabilitation programs instead of funding murderous drug cartels. How people don't see that is beyond me. WE ALREADY TRIED PROHIBITION ONCE WITH ALCOHOL...THE GANGS AND VIOLENCE RELATED TO BOOTLEGGING NEARLY VANISHED THE MOMENT IT WAS LEGALIZED.

No matter what you think about the others, Marijuana has to be legalized, it's simply retarded for anyone to think otherwise, there is NOTHING that shows prohibition of marijuana to be in any way effective at anything other than costing us billions.
And that I do agree with--------especially your last paragraph that I bolded.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:59 PM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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And that I do agree with--------especially your last paragraph that I bolded.
me too, very good post! Lefty
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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We could certainly take a huge chunck of revenue from the cartels by legalizing good ol' Mary Jane and I don't have a problem with doing so either. Alcohol does far more harm than pot and it's legal. Lol the only thing that is in danger from a person smoking pot is the leftovers in the fridge. A stoned person is far to busy finding profoundness in old Woody Woodpecker cartoons and trying new combinations to put on Ritz crackers to think about beating their wife and kids. Yea, legalize the stuff, and take away about a good 30% or better of the drug runners revenue. I see no problem with that. If less people were drinking booze and more smoking LEGAL pot I think we would see domestic violence rates plummet as well. Isn't that a good thing?
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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We could certainly take a huge chunck of revenue from the cartels by legalizing good ol' Mary Jane and I don't have a problem with doing so either. Alcohol does far more harm than pot and it's legal. Lol the only thing that is in danger from a person smoking pot is the leftovers in the fridge. A stoned person is far to busy finding profoundness in old Woody Woodpecker cartoons and trying new combinations to put on Ritz crackers to think about beating their wife and kids. Yea, legalize the stuff, and take away about a good 30% or better of the drug runners revenue. I see no problem with that. If less people were drinking booze and more smoking LEGAL pot I think we would see domestic violence rates plummet as well. Isn't that a good thing?
No joke there:

I used to know a guy that when tanked up on booze he was a regular jackass----------stoned he was so mellow.
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