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Old 10-12-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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...growing in the middle of nowhere, it reminds me of the old clips of cops from the prohibition era busting liquor barrels, emptying them into the streets. Prohibition didn't work for alcohol and it will never work for marijuana. This bust; Large marijuana operation uncovered in Obion County | WPSD Local 6 - News, Sports, Weather - Paducah KY | Local won't change things. Take out 50K plants and another 75K will be planted on the same day. Spend billions in tax dollars trying to fight a losing battle, when they could be taxing the hell out of it and making a profit.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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...growing in the middle of nowhere, it reminds me of the old clips of cops from the prohibition era busting liquor barrels, emptying them into the streets. Prohibition didn't work for alcohol and it will never work for marijuana. This bust; Large marijuana operation uncovered in Obion County | WPSD Local 6 - News, Sports, Weather - Paducah KY | Local won't change things. Take out 50K plants and another 75K will be planted on the same day. Spend billions in tax dollars trying to fight a losing battle, when they could be taxing the hell out of it and making a profit.
Look, I agree with you. I think ALL drugs should be legal, but... the issue is we have a public that is stupid beyond belief.

Here is what I suggest.

First, we adjust ALL of our laws to respect PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY in EVERYTHING. That means, no more "I was high, I was drunk, I was on drugs, I didn't know what I was doing".

We first adjust all of our laws to respect individual responsiblity and it being the first and foremost aspect of our focus (within line of individual liberty) and then... you can make ANYTHING legal.

That way, when "dumb arse 01" goes ahead and says "umm, I was doing PCP, I was out of my mind, I didn't know any better", we can say sorry, you did it, ignorance of its use is not justification for a defense and the crimes you committed on it will be brought with the FULL sentence of the law. That is right, no pleas, no reductions, you get to be sentenced to the MAXIMUM of the law.

We do that, then you know what? I have NO problem with people doing whatever they desire. Not only that, but if we open up and focus on individual liberty as this pertains, when that drugged fool walks on to my property, I will put several holes in his head and well... It is perfectly legal... because well... He should have respected my individual liberties like I respected his to dope himself up like a fool.


Do that, and you have my vote. Do naught, and you can go to hell.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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Part of the problem is that these crops are the plantings of Mexican drug cartels operating within the USA. At least, that was the case with a large crop in my town found within the past few months.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: California
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Part of the problem is that these crops are the plantings of Mexican drug cartels operating within the USA. At least, that was the case with a large crop in my town found within the past few months.
Sometimes that is the case. Keeping public space safe for the non-marijuana trading public is a big issue. I agree with Nomander about everything else.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:44 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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All natural state agricultural product should be legal by default.

Completely remove these things from the domain of the cops and the courts.
To the degree that any regulation is needed the USDA/FDA and County Extension Agents are fine.
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While we're at it...
Re-medicalize the pharmaceutical and other synthesized variants.
Return their management to the Doctors ad Pharmacists.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:10 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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...growing in the middle of nowhere, it reminds me of the old clips of cops from the prohibition era busting liquor barrels, emptying them into the streets. Prohibition didn't work for alcohol and it will never work for marijuana. This bust; Large marijuana operation uncovered in Obion County | WPSD Local 6 - News, Sports, Weather - Paducah KY | Local won't change things. Take out 50K plants and another 75K will be planted on the same day. Spend billions in tax dollars trying to fight a losing battle, when they could be taxing the hell out of it and making a profit.


Just think of how many people would be out of a job, if they legalized all drugs. Big Pharma, would just be Pharma.


The war on drugs is a job creator.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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Just think of how many people would be out of a job, if they legalized all drugs. Big Pharma, would just be Pharma.


The war on drugs is a job creator.
For the prison system. How many jobs have brewing companires created after prohibition was repealed???
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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Just think of how many people would be out of a job, if they legalized all drugs. Big Pharma, would just be Pharma.


The war on drugs is a job creator.
The FDA has been issuing Big Pharma licenses for pot. Decriminalization is likely to follow once reclassification is achieved. Big Pharma will become Bigger Pharma once this is done and once they are able to wipe out the supplement industry.
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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Just think of how many people would be out of a job, if they legalized all drugs. Big Pharma, would just be Pharma.


The war on drugs is a job creator.
The war on drugs is a cash cow for all levels of government.
The prison system and big government are the bigger growth segments of our economy. It's a real shame...
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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...growing in the middle of nowhere, it reminds me of the old clips of cops from the prohibition era busting liquor barrels, emptying them into the streets. Prohibition didn't work for alcohol and it will never work for marijuana. This bust; Large marijuana operation uncovered in Obion County | WPSD Local 6 - News, Sports, Weather - Paducah KY | Local won't change things. Take out 50K plants and another 75K will be planted on the same day. Spend billions in tax dollars trying to fight a losing battle, when they could be taxing the hell out of it and making a profit.

Last year the cops found about $50K worth of pot growing behind where I work! They were sticking it in our back parking lot, and needless to say all you smelled when you walked outside was pot! (I wish I could have grabbed a few buds off of them when they weren't looking, LOL!) What I wanted to say to the cops was "why don't you guys concentrate on the REAL criminals?" You know, like the violent types, murderers, rapists, ect... Of course my judgement got the better of me! But you're right, prohibition of alcohol didn't work, and it isn't working with marijuana either! It's time to end prohibition of pot once and for all!
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