End Prohibition.

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    End all of them.

    We waste tons of money and man-hours enforcing laws that simply should not be.

    We hear, every now and then, legalize pot. Why just pot? It’s not the vast money maker coke and meth are. So the people that make money buying and selling drugs would just concentrate on other things and the murders will keep happening.

    Some like to claim we can collect taxes on pot. Bit of a stretch, since it’s a weed and will grow damn near anywhere grass [actual grass] can.

    So if we made all drugs legal, we could do away with the DEA, and transfer the officers and agents elsewhere. And THEN we could collect taxes on harder to make narcotics. It would save money and lives.

    Legalize prostitution. Last I heard, it’s still considered the oldest profession. We could transfer officers from picking up whores to other areas where real crime is occurring.

    Same goes for gambling. Tons of money is made by casinos. Why would anyone not want the tax money that comes from that?

    If we legalize it, gangs have little else to work with. Street dealers will need to get jobs. Whores will have the justice system on their side. We will pay less to keep users in jail.

    But the government is our parents, and to make sure we don’t do these things they will send us to jail and ruin our lives. And there are people out there that actually think America will collapse if we did.

    If I wanted to get high, I would. If it is made legal, I would still tell my kids not to.

    How about you?
     
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    Two Thumbs, per usual, spot on.


    Let people handle their morals in their own way, not in government's way.
     
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    Thanks,

    We can't, simply can't have one set of rules, run by people that don't seem all that concered about the rules.
     
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    For the most part I completely agree to say its been ineffective would be a complete understatement.
     
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    then who would we jail ?

    I think the government should worn us , should regulate drugs but not jail over use alone , what we do under the influence is no excuse .
     
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    Only point to throw in is that it should still be illegal to use those drugs and drive, same as alcohol.
     
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    Slightly different topic.

    You get high and hurt someone. You go to jail, the excuse I was high, will not be tolerated b/c you are still responsible for your actions.

    I'd let the lawyers hammer out what the charge would be and how much time is to be served.
     
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    Most states already have such laws.

    Drunk driving has become driving while impaired [impared?]
     
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    Oh and lets not forget the added health care costs to tax payers, cost to families (destruction of lives and all that entails) and the increase of other crimes as potentially thousands of new addicts find ways to fuel their habit.
    And no, I'm not talking about pot.
     
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    Please list the accomplishments of the drug war from preventing people from using.
     

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