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Old 05-22-2012, 11:46 PM
 
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It's about time.

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Gil Kerlikowske, the U.S. president's director of national drug control policy, said the United States is taking a more balanced approach to substance abusers rather than fighting a "war on drugs" centered mainly on law enforcement.

"It's very clear we can't arrest our way out of this problem," he said.
U.S. says drug abuse needs treatment, not just jail | Reuters
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Wow! Savoir Faire and I agree on something!
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Los Awesome, CA
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About freaking time. Now I would like to see some action and not just talk...
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:49 PM
 
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They need to get rid of the mandatory sentencing laws that were intended for the Tony Montana's but end up putting folks in jail for years on end. Make some room in jail for some real criminals. I watched one of those prison shows and they took a look at the Israeli penal system. Very interesting stuff. We would be wise to copy what they do. At the airports too. Before you juuuuuuuuu haters jump me look into it first kooks.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:50 PM
 
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About freaking time. Now I would like to see some action and not just talk...
^^^This.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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About freaking time. Now I would like to see some action and not just talk...
What action do you suggest that I personally take to end the war on drugs - rather then just offer my passive support?

Perhaps a better question is, what are you doing to end the war on drugs - actionwise?

Oh nm - I see that you were referring to the Obama administration. Good question - what will they do?

Also - since I mentioned the idea - what can we do?
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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So they want to replace minimum security prisons with mental hospitals. Almost full circle by now.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:55 PM
 
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So they want to replace minimum security prisons with mental hospitals. Almost full circle by now.
So pot users are mentally ill, or are you saying drug rehab centers are psychiatric hospitals??

People convicted of drug crimes only go to minimum security prisons???
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:57 PM
 
Location: southern california
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so instead of being addicts they would all become "patients" and what exactly would be the cost of such treatment rehab program? we are broke how are we guna pay for that?
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:59 PM
 
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so instead of being addicts they would all become "patients" and what exactly would be the cost of such treatment rehab program?
no, instead of inmates they become patients.

I'm sure N.A. meetings and counseling is a lot cheaper than housing someone 24/7 for years. I could be wrong.
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