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Old 05-02-2008, 12:11 PM
 
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What is the point of the war on drugs if all law enforcement does is move people from one type of drug onto another? If teenages using crack is a sign of relief, than we are failing miserably.

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Old 05-02-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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War on drugs is so passe now. It's all about "War on Terror".
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: The D-M-V area
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What is the point of the war on drugs if all law enforcement does is move people from one type of drug onto another? If teenages using crack is a sign of relief, than we are failing miserably.

Illegal drugs | Speedy decline | Economist.com
I think that if parents spent more time raising their kids they wouldn't use drugs. Also, a lot of teens complain that there's nothing to do in their small towns so they just use drugs for recreation, then get hooked.

It's sad. The war on drugs has always been an uphill battle in this country. Nobody likes it when people want to be unproductive and turn their brains to cottage cheese, so they make drugs illegal instead of getting to the root cause of why people use drugs in the first place. Some use them to escape life's problems, to get out of reality because life is so difficult to bear for them. It's sad.
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:24 PM
 
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What is the point of the war on drugs if all law enforcement does is move people from one type of drug onto another? If teenages using crack is a sign of relief, than we are failing miserably.

Illegal drugs | Speedy decline | Economist.com

YouTube - History Channel (Hooked) - Marijuana; Part 1 of 5

If you really are interested in the war on drugs I strongly recommend watching a History channel special called "Hooked, Illegal drugs and how they got that way". They might have it at your local library.
It has different series one is on opium, others on X, another on marijuana. They are very eye opening. It is very sad to see that certain drugs were made illegal unconstitutionally. Many of them with racism embedded into the sentencing and legality.
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: San Diego California
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When the Goverment declares War on something it is a legal move. By officialy "declaring war" they are able to deny civil rights according to the "war powers act"
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:08 AM
 
Location: The D-M-V area
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YouTube - History Channel (Hooked) - Marijuana; Part 1 of 5

If you really are interested in the war on drugs I strongly recommend watching a History channel special called "Hooked, Illegal drugs and how they got that way". They might have it at your local library.
It has different series one is on opium, others on X, another on marijuana. They are very eye opening. It is very sad to see that certain drugs were made illegal unconstitutionally. Many of them with racism embedded into the sentencing and legality.
I watched this a couple of weeks ago and they put the whole series on. Very informative program.
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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It is a wast of time, money, and it is not the government business what other people do with their bodies. In fact, it appears unconstitutional every way they look at it. Except they have suckers like us to agree with the government.

I am getting tire of year after year placing a whole bunch of people in Jail and prison for doing something that is not any bodies interest but their own. Then they can not find jobs because for whatever reason they made a mistake and they hang it on their head the rest of their lives.

I am beginig to truly believe that it is a Public Health issue and not a Criminal Justice issue. And they are going out of their way to harm people that for the most part are not harming us.
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:19 PM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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When the marijuana lobby is as generous to politicians as the liquor and tobacco lobbies you'll see the war on that drug quietly fade away.
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:48 PM
 
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War on drugs is so passe now. It's all about "War on Terror".
war on drugs came after war on terror...
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