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Old 12-12-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Florida
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And tell me why the Feds repealed prohibition?
Simple. Opinion polls and pressure from booze related businesses. Politicians repealed it to get re-elected.
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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Simple. Opinion polls and pressure from booze related businesses. Politicians repealed it to get re-elected.

And... people having disregard for prohibition law. Given that speakeasys sold booze, were they not a booze related business? Opinion polls have shifted where more Americans whether or not they use it or not overwhelmingly support the legalization of cannabis.
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:34 AM
 
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Most adolescents today say it is far easier to obtain pot and other illegal substances than alcohol because drug dealers don't ID.
And if you legalize it, then they will ID Why would they?
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:39 AM
 
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And if you legalize it, then they will ID Why would they?

It would be the same as cigarettes and alcohol. Could kids still get it if it were legal? Sure. I suppose. I mean, when I was younger, I could buy cigarettes underage, quite simply because there wasn't the enforcement, or narcs posing as minors trying to get people to buy them cigarettes. Same with alcohol. We always could get someone who was 21 to get it. But it was a different time back then. Given the regulation today weed wouldn't be as easy or readily available to minors as it is now in it's current illegal status.
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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And... people having disregard for prohibition law. Given that speakeasys sold booze, were they not a booze related business?
The speakeasies did not convince the politicians of anything, the international industries did. They argued that due to the size of the market, the repeal would create a significant number of jobs during the depression. That argument does not apply to narcotics.

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Old 12-12-2013, 10:55 AM
 
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The speakeasies did not convince the politicians of anything, the international industries did. They argued that due to the size of the market, the repeal would create a significant number of jobs during the depressions. That argument does not apply to narcotics.

How does it not apply? Because of our stupid drug war, citizens in other countries as well of our own are dying needlessly. As you're aware, there is quite a demand in this world, and in this country for mind altering substances, be it legal or illegal substances. Prohibition only causes more harm than good. Will ending the drug war get rid of all crime? No. And nobody realistically believes that, as there are a lot of sheisters and evildoers in the world. But it would be a huge blow to the cartels who would to either be forced to go legitimate, or find other crimes of opportunity. I'd rather see them be legitimate than people getting killed because of the demand for mind altering substances.

Finally... I know cannabis is listed as a schedule 1 narcotic, which is a huge misconception! Not to mention ridiculous that it has that classification in the first place, given that there are many substances that are much more harmful to the body! Narcotics stem from opium! Cannabis and opium are not the same, and therefore; cannabis NOT a narcotic, no matter what type of propaganda the government tries to sell you!
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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I said there is a whole world of organized crime around drug trade, which is a well documented fact, but he called it an ignorant statement.


and why is there organized crime around the plant marijuana?? because it is illegal,!!! comprende gestapo leader
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Florida
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How does it not apply?
It does not apply, because only a small fraction of the population are drug addicts (thank goodness), and therefore the market is small. It applied to alcohol because majority of the population consumed alcohol, which made the market much bigger.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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It does not apply, because only a small fraction of the population are drug addicts (thank goodness), and therefore the market is small. It applied to alcohol because majority of the population consumed alcohol, which made the market much bigger.

10s of millions of people smoke weed in this country why do you think the polls are up to 58 percent in favor of legalization.. as much smoke weed as do alcohol


like these people..



Pot Moms of Beverly Hills tell Piers Morgan: 'Pot makes us better parents' - YouTube
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:26 AM
 
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It does not apply, because only a small fraction of the population are drug addicts (thank goodness), and therefore the market is small. It applied to alcohol because majority of the population consumed alcohol, which made the market much bigger.

Are you accounting for those who take legally prescribed pain pills, or anti-anxiety meds? Try getting off of those cold turkey. Those can be quite addictive, and the side effects from stopping suddenly can be horrible. Furthermore, cannabis is NOT physically addictive, and in fact people can and do stop with little to no side effects from doing so.
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