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Old 01-27-2017, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by l8rgator View Post
In many states the cost of housing 1 non-death row inmate per year is more than the average median personal income of the U.S. in that same year. Either way seems like such a waste.
This is going off on a WHOLE other tangent....

It makes me sick that the US has the second highest rate of incarcerations in the world:

Bested only by Seychelles, and then only by 13%. That's a LOT of fricking money, how many of those are non-violent drug offenders (weed)? Is it sad that someone caught with weed is punished more harshly than someone who causes harm to another person that will last the rest of the victims life? Even the harder drugs tend to be self destructive with a short foray into theft/larceny ~ but time will be long-since served for the theft aspect by the time the drug aspect is served.

If you Really want to see tax dollars saved, legalizing ALL drugs would go a long, LONG way. Even with the state/gov sponsored treatment it's just cheaper. Portugal has proven this (they decriminalized personal use amounts in 2001 and saw nothing but benefits).

I don't use drugs, don't want to, I've had my college years and don't look back with any fondness on the little drug use I did back then. I just see the metrics, the Massive decline in teen use of marijuana in Colorado since legalization, and wonder why this country Insists on throwing money away hand over fist for something that Could generate its own income (some states only allow state liquor stores, make it the Exact same for drugs) through sales/taxes while Also reducing interest and use though legalization. Nevemind the HUGE numbers of people that no longer go through the legal system, taking up the time of law enforcement, court officials and the for-profit prison systems that are raping the US Taxpayer.

Just chaps my hide, and I'm a conservative from Wyoming! (I think that makes me double-conservative, not sure though..... )
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Old 01-27-2017, 01:21 PM
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Completely agree, all drugs should be legalized.
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