"Just say NO!"

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  1. Wry Catcher
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    "Sobering reality of America's drug war After 40 years and $1 trillion, the U.S. war on drugs has met none of its goals."
    From an article posted here:
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100513/ap_on_re_us/failed_drug_wa

    The hysteria surrounding illegal immigrants who simply want to work, escape the violence in their home and have their children attend schools much better then was available to them is a canard. The real problem is drug smuggeling and the insanity of doing the same thing over and over and over again for 40 years.

    The Justice Dept. needs to remove MJ from the list of schedule I drugs, and each state should be allowed to regulate MJ production, sales, possession and use.
     
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    Twenty-two hits, and not one comment. No wonder people troll, real issues, not politicized, don't stir the emotions. Thinking and offering solutions and not fixing blame on Obama or Bush, Reagan or Carter blame must be too boring.
     
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    Wry....I was one of the hits. However, I have no answers to offer. Do we give up on the war against drugs? That would be wrong, IMHO. But, we certainly cannot afford to keep throwing money at a failed and obviously flawed program either. So, what is the solution? I have no idea.
     
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    Ok, I'll say it. No.
     
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    Well Count, I not surprised.

    Yank, the war on drugs is a total failure. Prohibition didn't work for alcohol and hasn't worked for recreational drugs.
    I haven't smoked MJ since college, nearly 40 years ago, and even then only did so socially (and usually ended up at doggie diner eating more than I needed or wanted).
    That said, the enforcement of MJ laws is costly, and along with crack has been the main reason for gangs and criminal enterprise.
    Crack is bad, and in the training I had characterized crack as the most addictive drug of any recreational substances. I don't propose crack being decriminalized or meth as both destroyed the body (ever see the teeth of a long time meth user?) and crack depletes brain chemicals and lead to long term depression.
    Also, by removing MJ from schedule I states would be allowed to regulate and tax it's production and sale. Revenue raised might be used for alcohol and other drug treatment and help reduce the debt of states and local jurisdictions.
    Makes sense, but, as the Count demonstrated, reason can't convince the ignorant.
     
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    You're so lame.
     
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    Dealing with a post like that is like dealing with a teenager's bedroom. All you can do sometimes is avert your eyes and walk away, and hope that new life forms and new civilizations are not being created in there.
     
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    He probably thinks this thread is about him.

    He's so laaaaaaame. I'll bet he thinks this thread is about him.

    Doesn't he? Doesn't he?
     
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    Careful jarhead, S&M is a bit too obsequious - you may want to ... nah, you're a Marine, you have no taste (a clear consequence of ending up without female company, drunk and hard-up, while on liberty - a situation the Navy never experienced).
     
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