it's time again to look at the politics of pot.

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    this is always a rich and fertile debate topic. i am pleased to see the d.e.a. doing so well with busting up the powder rings.
    a solution, once again is to seperate weed from drugs. people could get their smoke from inside this country, then we could really slay the powder dragon. weed doesn't turn you into a murdering fiend, but guns and powder do.
    the economics of legal marijuana is way past due in this country.
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    why would we do something that makes sense across the board? it became illegal because of the asshole anslinger and cheap and dirty and racist politics, and to this day it remains a political hotspot, if not a dinosaur.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis
     
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    War on (some) drugs = Welfare for the FDA, BigPharm, DEA, ATF, state and local police forces and the prison-industrial complex.

    It's really no more complex than that.
     
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    So what has changed in the few days since we last had a thread on this?


    Nothing.

    Good.

    More junk threads.
     
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    The politics of pot will maintain the status quo. Too much money to lose if it were made legal. Cops lose. Prison industry loses. DEA loses. Drug companies lose. Drug gangs and gun runners lose. The only group that wins is the citizens of the US.

    The Economist/YouGov poll: Happy toking | The Economist
     
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    i think that may be a bit cynical bb. your premise rests on the assumption of a culture of corruption, which is probably not to far off, and is in spades in places like mexico. in truth, the economics of it would be very positive, but the greatest motive would be lessening of crime and drug death. weed is not addictive, nor is it a gateway the way alcohol. anslinger fucked everything up when they put a nice medicinal herb on the scheduale with heroin and meth, right there shows you the real sense of government logic, or lack thereof.
     

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